Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Person of Christ is to me the surest as well as the most sacred of all facts; as certain as my own personal existence; yea, even more so: for Christ lives in me, and He is the only valuable part of my existence. I am nothing without my Savior; I am all with Him, and would not exchange Him for the whole world. ~Philip Schaff

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Preachers and laymen are each rowing different oars, but they are both in the same boat. When only one oar is being pulled, there is alot of splash but no progress. Let us see that both oars are being pulled. ~Roger Ward Babson

Friday, September 28, 2012

"In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown, or a strain, or a friction, in the running of that machine...When you are being taught how to use any machine, the instructor keeps on saying, 'No, don't do it like that,' because, of course, there are all sorts of things that look all right and seem to you the natural way of treating the machine, but do not really work." ~C.S. Lewis

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Belief is truth held in the mind; faith is a fire in the heart. ~Joesph Fort Newton

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

When we lose out ability to change, we can easily be physically alive but spiritually dead. This could be why God wants us to keep moving forward and deeper in our spiritual life. We are either growing or we are dying. ~Trevor Hudson

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek Him the greatest adventure; to find Him, the greatest achievement.
~Saint Augustine

Monday, September 24, 2012

In a world where there is so much noise, so much bewilderment, there is a need for silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. Be assiduous in the prayer of adoration and teach it to the faithful. It is a source of comfort and light, particularly to those who are suffering. ~Pope Benedict XVI

Sunday, September 23, 2012

“It is absurd for the Evolutionist to complain that it is unthinkable for an admittedly unthinkable God to make everything out of nothing, and then pretend that it is more thinkable that nothing should turn itself into everything.” ~G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. It is possible to cross that threshold when the word of God is proclaimed and the heart allows itself to be shaped by transforming grace. To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. ~Pope Benedict XVI

Friday, September 21, 2012

The great understanding given by the Spirit of Wisdom must involve us in a lot of suffering. We shall be obliged to see the wound that sin has inflicted on the people of the world. We shall have X-ray minds; we shall see through the bandages people have laid over the wounds that sin has dealt them; we shall see Christ in others, and that vision will impose an obligation on us for as long as we live, the obligation of love. ~Carol Houselander, by way of Joanne McPortland

Thursday, September 20, 2012

I do not know your gods. Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, is my God. If you take my answer as an offense, cut off my tongue. Every part of my body is ready to suffer when God calls for this sacrifice. ~St. Theodore Tiro

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

“If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.” ~Julian of Norwich

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze.  ~St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, September 17, 2012

“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” ~John Piper

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood..." (John 6:56)

"This Bread of Life is nourishment but it is nourishment as love is nourishment. Jesus' words are words of a lover, the words of someone who thirsts to live in people and to carry people in him. It was these words that helped people realize that he came, not as a miracle worker, but as a friend who saves and calls us forth from the Father." ~Jean Vanier

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"You have read very good books, I am sure; there is an excellent book however, that never grows old; it is the one that God has written on every plant, on every grain of sand, in yourself; it is the book of Divine love. Give, therefore, your preference to that beautiful book and add to it a few pages of admiration and gratefulness. Read and understand all other books in the light of this one..." ~ St. Peter Julian Eymard

Friday, September 14, 2012

It was not enough that He became man, that He was struck in the face, that He was slaughtered, but He also commingles Himself with us; and this not alone through faith. He has in very deed made us His own Body. Who should be more free from sin than one who partakes of such a sacrifice? As spotless as the sunbeam should be the hand that breaks that Body, the mouth that is to be filled with this spiritual Fire, the tongue that is stained by this awesome Blood! Consider with what honor you have been honored; at what Table you feast. That which the Angels tremble to behold, and dare not gaze upon because of Its flashing brightness. It is with This we are nourished, to This we are joined; made one Body and One Flesh with Christ. ~St John Chrysostom

Thursday, September 13, 2012

“In the shadow of my hurt, forgiveness feels like a decision to reward my enemy. But in the shadow of the cross, forgiveness is merely a gift from one undeserving soul to another.” ~Andy Stanley

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.” - Helen Keller

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

I don’t have to know as long as I know the One who knows. ~Unknown

Monday, September 10, 2012

God is looking for imperfect men and women who have learned to walk in moment-by-moment dependence on the Holy Spirit. Christians who have come to terms with their inadequacies, fears, and failures. Believers who have become discontent with 'surviving' and have taken the time to investigate everything God has to offer in this life. ~Rev. Charles Stanley

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections. ~ St Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi, OCD

Saturday, September 8, 2012

We are not baptized into the hierarchy; do not receive the Cardinals sacramentally; will not spend an eternity in the beatific vision of the pope. Christ is the point. I, myself, admire the present pope (John Paul II), but even if I criticized him as harshly as some do, even if his successor proved to be as bad as some of those who have gone before, even if I find the church, as I have to live with it, a pain in the neck, I should still say that nothing a pope (or a priest) could do or say would make me wish to leave the church, although I might well wish that they would leave. ~Frank Sheed, Catholic Apologist 

Friday, September 7, 2012

"The only way to learn strong faith is to endure great trials." ~George Muller

Thursday, September 6, 2012

“Perfection consists in one thing only: doing the will of God.” ~St Vincent de Paul

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Lord knows everyone as he really is and gives each his work to do, according to what he sees to be most fitting for his soul. ~St. Teresa of Avila 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"I have to keep reminding myself: If you give your life to God, he doesn't promise you happiness and that everything will go well. But he does promise you peace. You can have peace and joy, even in bad circumstances." ~Patricia Heaton

Monday, September 3, 2012

“If you will look into your own heart in complete honesty, you must admit that there is one and only one reason why you are not a saint: you do not wholly want to be.” ~William Law

Sunday, September 2, 2012

We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings. He is the only one who should have power over our souls. ~Stormie Omartian 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

We are as strictly obliged to cling to God by action in the time of action as by prayer in its season. ~Brother Lawrence