It was revealed to St. Gertrude that reading and meditations on the Passion are far more useful and efficacious than all other spiritual exercises. As those who handle flour cannot avoid contracting some whiteness so no one, however imperfect his devotion maybe, can occupy his mind with the Passion of our Lord without receiving some benefit therefrom. And however cold and lukewarm our devotion, our Lord will look upon us with greater long-suffering an!mercy if we never omit the memory of his Passion.