Grateful contrition

Pray for the grace of grateful recognition.  This is different from the feeling of contrition that we sometimes try to wring from a withered heart.  A truly contrite heart is a heart crushed, not by remorse, but by Love, and it is precisely because a contrite heart is moved by love that it can change and turn back.

Mother Patricia O’Connor, C.D.S.
Founding Superior, Friend, and Guide