All discouragement is from the devil.
Ask for a miracle and expect one.
Mercy is free. Sin has a cost. Shop smart!
Patient endurance is what saints do best.
We obtain from God as much as we hope for.
God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense into everlasting forgetfulness.
His Love Never, Ever Fails!
Fear not that your life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning!
The greatest thing a man can do is to throw his faults before the Lord and expect temptation to his last breath. Desert Fathers
God help me to be aware of my limitations and to be willing and ready to ask for your help.
In the stillness of night the Song of Heaven is heard by those who Love Him.
Elizabeth Ann Stevens
Heavenly Father, when the darkness comes over us and storms beat around us, shelter us under your wing.
On earth for awhile . . . in heaven forever. St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Almighty God has done great things in me, and the greatest of all is to make me conscious of my own littleness, my own incapacity. St Therese of the Child Jesus
All you that go about tormented, afflicted and burdened with the burden of your cares and desires, go forth from them, come to me, and I will refresh you and you shall find for your souls the rest which your desires take from you. Saint John of the Cross
All heavenly visions, revelations, and feelings--or whatever else one may desire to think on -- are not worth as much as the least act of humility. Saint John of the Cross
True humility is not found in feeling discouraged about your foolishness. It rests on the awareness that you are nothing and that God is everything. What else can you expect from fallen human nature? Expect nothing from yourself, but have a vibrant confidence in God's Love. Catoir
When you approach God do not be childish : arrogant, demanding and inconsiderate. But childlike : full of trust. Even the most unruly of children do not worry about how their next meal will appear in the table! They trust their parents to take care of their basic needs. Trust him and be patient.
Broken things are precious. We eat broken bread because we share in the death of our lord and his broken life. Broken flowers give perfume. Broken incense is used in adoration. A broken ship saved Paul and many other passengers on their way to Rome. Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them. Fulton Sheen
It is like every day we are dancing with our Abba. Every day He dances just a little differently, so at every moment we must keep our eyes on Him, or we will miss a turn and have our back to Him. As long as our eyes are on Him, we can see how to "follow" Him. Elizabeth Ann Stevens
Praise God continually with spiritual hymns and always remain in meditation and in this way you will be able to bear the burden of the temptations that come upon you. A traveler who is carrying a heavy load pauses from time to time and draws in deep breaths; it makes the journey easier and the burden lighter. Abba Hyperichius
At the edge of the cliff, He said to me : Jump. I am afraid, I replied.
Be not afraid. Jump. I am still afraid, I replied.
He pushed me over.
What really matters in life is that we love Christ and are loved by him in return. In comparison with the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And without the love of Jesus, everything else is useless. Pope John Paul II
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit,
that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit,
that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit,
to defend all that is holy.
Guard me then, O Holy Spirit,
that I always may be holy.
I am examining western religions. I am looking for something that is soft on morality, generous with holidays and has a short initiation period.
The most dangerous element in society is ignorance.
Never try and teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time, and it annoys the pig. Mark Twain
There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire somebody else to do it, or forbid your kids to do it.
I don't have a solution but I admire the problem.
Obstacles are what you see only when you lose sight of the goal. Thomas Edison
The only stupid question is the one you fail to ask.
There Are Many Things in Life That Will Catch Your Eye, But Only a Few Will Catch Your Heart....Pursue Those!!
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