"Preserve the warmth of the family, because the warmth of the whole world cannot make up for it."
— St. Charbel Makhlouf
"Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy. In order that you may know at least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children, while those children spurn her love. Consider her pain. No one is in a position to console her. This is but a pale image and likeness of My love." - Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska, 1447
“Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”-Matthew 18:4
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Truly, this week is holy,
for the Son of God
embraced His passion.
He suffered and died that
we might die to our sins,
and receive the gift
of Eternal Life.
"The school of Christ is the school of love. In the last day, when the general examination takes place ... Love will be the whole syllabus." - St. Robert Bellarmine
"Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God."
— St. Ignatius of Loyola
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
"Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope."
— Pope Benedict XVI
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and here is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all.
1 Timothy 2 - ESV
You are part of God's Plan. Spend time with him today. Pray, love, believe, have faith. Trust the Lord.
You must choose to live either as persons or as animals, as men or as devils. Your actions construct a moral portrait of yourself. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC