The Secret of Happiness is Surrender, by Laura Dittus

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Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 9)
May 9, 2020

Pieter de Grebber (c. 1600-1652/1653), “King David in Prayer”

“Oh, how great is the reward for one act of loving submission to the will of God!” —St. Faustina

By Laura Dittus, EWTN News, 5/8/20

Almost 10 years ago now I went on a missionary trip to Ecuador. While I was left with a number of images and impressions from that trip, one that has remained with me was an encounter with one of the full-time missionaries as the pickup truck we were using was pulling away from the site where she was assigned. She called out to our group as we were leaving: “The secret of happiness is surrender!”

This phrase struck me then as I thought of how those words came from someone living the authenticity of a sacrificial life at the service of others, being away from one’s family and own country, and experiencing the daily crosses, and joys, of living in a developing country. Because these wise words were shared just as we were leaving, there was no real opportunity to discuss or ask her what she meant, but perhaps in this way they were all the more impactful and for this reason have stayed with me through the years.  ….

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