Thursday, November 15, 2018

Daily Thought for November 15, 2018

Stand Firm & Persevere
 
MY CHILD, I am the Lord Who gives strength in the day of trouble. Come to Me when all is not well with you. Your tardiness in turning to prayer is the greatest obstacle to heavenly consolation, for before you pray earnestly to Me you first seek many comforts and take pleasure in outward things. Thus, all things are of little profit to you until you realize that I am the one Who saves those who trust in Me, and that outside of Me there is no worth-while help, or any useful counsel or lasting remedy.
 
But now, after the tempest, take courage, grow strong once more in the light of My mercies; for I am near, says the Lord, to restore all things not only to the full but with abundance and above measure. Is anything difficult for Me? Or shall I be as one who promises and does not act? Where is your faith? Stand firm and persevere. Be a man of endurance and courage, and consolation will come to you in due time. Wait for Me; wait -- and I will come to heal you.
 
from The Imitation of Christ by Thomas À Kempis Book III Chapter 30

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Daily Thought For November 14, 2018

No Fear

The one thing we owe absolutely to God is never to be afraid of anything.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Daily Thought For November 13, 2018

Strength For The Journey

God of our life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and weigh us down; when the road seems dreary and endless, the skies gray and threatening; when our lives have no music in them, and our hearts are lonely, and our souls have lost their courage. Flood the path with light, run our eyes to where the skies are full of promise; tune our hearts to brave music; give us the sense of comradeship with heroes and saints of every age; and so quicken our spirits that we may be able to encourage the souls of all who journey with us on the road of life, to your honor and glory.

St. Augustine

Monday, November 12, 2018

Daily Thought For November 12, 2018

The Eloquent Lesson of Our Example

Your example, even more than your words, will be an eloquent lesson to the world.

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Daily Thought For November 11, 2018

Broken & Fruitful

The more you have loved and have allowed yourself to suffer because of your love, the more you will be able to let your heart grow wider and deeper. When your love is truly giving and receiving, those whom you love will not leave your heart even when they depart from you. The pain of rejection, absence, and death can become fruitful. Yes, as you love deeply the ground of your heart will be broken more and more, but you will rejoice in the abundance of the fruit it will bear.

Henri Nouwen

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Daily Thought For November 10, 2018

Giving Thanks And Seeing Clearly

The practice of giving thanks...eucharisteo...this is the way we practice the presence of God, stay present to His presence, and it is always a practice of the eyes. We don't have to change what we see. Only the way we see.

Ann Voskamp

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Daily Thought For November 8, 2018

Quenching Our Thirst For God

There is a moment when the interior light of the "eyes of faith" becomes one with the exterior light that shines from Christ, and this occurs because man's thirst, as he strives and seeks after God, is quenched as he finds repose in the revealed form of the Son.

Hans Urs Van Balthasar