Forward in Joy – 366 days with Angela Merici
1st May: Do what you do in obedience, and not as following your own judgement.
2nd May: Blessed are those into whose hearts God has infused the light of Truth.
3rd May: God will never fail to provide for all their needs, so long as nothing is lacking on your part.
4th May: I have undaunted and firm faith and hope in the infinite divine goodness.
5th May: From everywhere come dangers and various traps and diabolic snares.
6th May: Consider each one as good, but be prudent for your own good.
7th May: You will achieve more with kindness and gentleness that with harshness and sharp rebukes.
8th May: Act in such ay that they may always follow your example.
9th May: First of all, strive with the help of God.
10th May: Merely beginning is not enough if you do not carry through.
11th May: Have patience!
12th May: It is better to follow what is certain, without danger, than what is uncertain, with danger.
13th May: Indiscreetly hurting one’s body would be sacrificing stolen goods.
14th May: Do everything with discernment and maturity of judgement.
15th May: Let their prudence be evident to all.
16th May: If according to times and circumstances, the need arises to make new rules or do something differently, do it prudently and with good advice.
17th May: God has ordained from all eternity that those who are united in doing good enjoy every prosperity.
18th May: Strive with all your might to keep yourselves as you have been called by God.
19th May: Strive to be faithful and devoted.
20th May: Above all, be on your guard not to want to get anything done by force.
21st May: I do not say, however, that it will not be necessary occasionally to use reproaches and severity, at the right place and time.
22nd May: Every type of evil must be resisted.
23rd May: You must make a sound and firm resolution.
24th May: May God give you knowledge and capacity.
25th May: Let interaction with one’s neighbour be prudent.
26th May: Strive to act solely out of the sole love of God.
27th May: Put all your zeal and strength into carrying out your duty.
28th May: One must be careful and prudent.
29th May: Jesus Christ will enlighten you about what you have to do.
30th May: Kindly be attentive, with great and longing heart.
31st May: Keep to the ancient way and custom of the Church, established and confirmed by so many Saints under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.