I want to be only a poor Friar who prays…Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer…Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus with not only your lips but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should speak to Him only with your heart…
— Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
To love our neighbor in charity is to love God in man.
— St. Francis de Sales
I was sharing with Vivien, Ada, Amy, and Anthony tonight… speaking of living out the ideals realized from the pilgrimage to holy land in our daily lives is nearly impossible… I see a huge gap that separates my imperfections, distracted daily life from the perfect way of life as a Catholic…
And then I see this quote on the EWTN daily readings page…
Humanity is imperfect, yet humans are made in the likeness of God… Within the imperfection of humans, we are still able to find the goodness of God… This is how God decided to create us to manifest His divinity.
Our daily lives are FAR from perfect… The people we have to deal with day-to-day are not all kind people… But that doesn’t mean we can’t bring goodness into all these imperfections that we all contribute to… If all of us strive to live out our BEST possible selves, with the help from the Divine, we’ll drive this world of imperfections closer to perfection…
We just have to keep trying~ (This face used in this context is to show my determination, not supposed to be interpreted as an angry face)
If you want God to hear your prayers,
hear the voice of the poor. If you wish God to anticipate your wants,
provide those of the needy without waiting for them to ask you.
Especially anticipate the needs of those who are ashamed to beg. To
make them ask for alms is to make them buy it.
— St. Thomas of Villanova
Don’t give in to discouragement…….
If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust
in your own powers. Never bother about people’s opinions. Be obedient
to truth. For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed.
— Blessed Mother Teresa