Showing posts from October, 2019

Daily Thought For October 30, 2019

Life Is Short ⏤ Live It Well Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner! St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Daily Thought For October 28, 2019

Never Alone "Do not be discouraged when you go through suffering, especially when you go through persecution for the sake of Christ, as the Beatitudes tell us. We were persecuted for giving food to the hungry. At times, I felt like God was far away, but my experience shows that God is never far from us. My faith is strengthened. I have found freedom in Christ. God is never far from us. He is ready to free us in every situation.” Fr. Jude Thaddeus Langeh, CMF  (excerpt from testimony from Renewal Ministries November Newsletter. Fr. Langeh was kidnapped and tortured in Cameroon. He went through Unbound prayer ministry.) FR. JUDE THADDEUS LANGEH, CMF

Daily Thought For October 26, 2019

Amazing Love! Consider God's charity. Where else have we ever seen someone who has been offended voluntarily paying out his life for those who have offended him? St. Catherine of Siena

Daily Thought For October 25, 2019

Simplify My Life "Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be – and becoming that person.”  St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Daily Thought For October 16, 2019

The Holy Spirit Brings Confidence A noble and delicate soul, even the most simple, but one of delicate sensibilities, sees God in everything, finds Him everywhere, and knows how to find Him in even the most hidden things. It finds all things important, it highly appreciates all things, it thanks God for all things, it draws profit for the soul from all things, and it gives all glory to God. It places its trust in God and is not confused when the time of ordeals comes. It knows that God is always the best of Fathers and makes little of human opinion. It follows faithfully the faintest breath of the Holy Spirit; it rejoices in this Spiritual Guest and holds onto Him like a child to its mother. Where other souls come to a standstill and fear, this soul passes on without fear or difficulty.   St. Faustina Kowalska Diary of St. Faustina , 148

Daily Thought For October 12, 2019

The Nature of Christian Worship Accordingly, the nature of Christian worship does not consist in the surrender of things or in any kind of destruction, an idea that has continually recurred since the sixteenth century in theories about the sacrifice of the Mass. According to these theories God’s sovereignty over all had to be recognized in this fashion. All these laborious efforts of thought are simply overtaken by the event of Christ and its biblical explanation. Christian worship consists in the absoluteness of love, as it could only be poured out by the one in whom God’s own love had become human love; and it consists in the new form of representation included in this love, namely, that he stood for us and that we let ourselves be taken over by him. So it means that we can put aside our own attempts at justification, which at bottom are only excuses and range us against each other—-just as Adam’s attempt at justification was an excuse, a pushing of the guilt onto the other, inde

Daily Thought For October 11, 2019

Reliance On Mercy I live by the mercy of Jesus, to whom I owe everything and from whom I expect everything. St. John XXIII

Daily Thought For October 9, 2019

All Things Work For Good If the work of our sanctification presents us with difficulties that appear insurmountable, it is because we do not look at it in the right way. In reality, holiness consists in one thing alone, namely, fidelity to God's plan. And this fidelity is equally within everyone's capacity in both its active and passive exercise. Jean-Pierre de Cassaude

Daily Thought For October 8, 2019

Seeing Through The Eyes Of Faith The present moment is always full of infinite treasure. It contains far more than you can possibly grasp. Faith is the measure of its riches: what you find in the present moment is according to the measure of your faith. Love also is the measure: the more the heart loves, the more it rejoices in what God provides. The will of God presents itself at each moment like an immense ocean that the desire of your heart cannot empty; yet you will drink from that ocean according to your faith and love. Jean-Pierre de Cassuade

Daily Thought For October 4, 2019

Rediscover The "Joy" of Mission! In the parable we have heard, the Lord appears as a man who, before leaving on a journey, calls his servants and entrusts his property to them (cf. Mt 25:14). God has entrusted us with his greatest treasures: our own lives and the lives of others. He has entrusted any number of different gifts to each of us. These gifts, these talents, are not something to be stored in a safe; they are a true vocation: the Lord calls us to make our talents bear fruit, with boldness and creativity. God will ask us if we stepped forward and took risks, even losing face. This extraordinary Missionary Month should jolt us and motivate us to be active in doing good. Not notaries of faith and guardians of grace, but missionaries. We become missionaries by living as witnesses: bearing witness by our lives that we have come to know Jesus. It is our lives that speak. Witness is the key word: a word with the same root as the word “martyr”. The martyrs are the prim

Daily Thought For October 2, 2019

The Secret To Happiness The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for what He is sending us every day in His goodness. St. Gianna Beretta Molla