She didn’t flinch. She didn’t get angry. She didn’t scold her for being disrespectful. She smiled because Bernadette was her child. She knew her child’s heart and so she also knew that Bernadette’s holy water antic was the product of fear and not mischief.
St. Bernadette wrote that anyone not willing to suffer all for Christ and do his will in all things isn’t worthy of being called Friend. What does that mean? My latest at Walking by Heaven’s Light. http://walkingbyheavenslight.com/our-lady-of-lourdes-and-the-suffering-bernadette/