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A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015


We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

Thomas Merton

 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015


Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the Promised Land. She prepares a world she will not see.

Pope Paul VI

 

Proverbs 31:26-27

She opens her mouth in wisdom; kindly instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household,and does not eat the bread of idleness.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015


If we cannot be thankful for what we have been given, let us be at least grateful for what has not come our way.

 

James 1:17

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015


I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers to God make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those effects down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives.

Peter Kreeft

 

Isaiah 65:24

Before they call, I will answer; while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015


The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

Pope Paul VI

 

Isaiah 40:31

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015


The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He is also afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross.

St. Anthony of the Desert

 

James 4:7-8

So submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you of two minds.


A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015


Whom do you think is readier, God to give grace or we to receive it?

St. Francis’ disciple, Blessed Giles of Assisi

 

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015


Reason’s last step is the recognition that there are an infinite number of things which are beyond it.

St. Blaise Pascal

 

1 Thessalonians 1:6-8

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in great affliction, with joy from the Holy Spirit,so that you became a model for all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 

For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith in God has gone forth, so that we  have no need to say anything.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015


Let your guard down. Enter into an appreciation of your brokenness and your capacity for sin. If you do, you will become aware of your need to be saved, and thus your need for a savior. Only then will you humbly come to Jesus and beg for his friendship.

Matthew Kelly

 

Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the LORD, therefore he shows sinners the way,

He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble his way.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015


There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

St. Teresa of Avila

 

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015


We will either accuse ourselves or excuse ourselves.

St. John Vianney

 

Psalm 86:5

Lord, you are good and forgiving, most merciful to all who call on you.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015


You don't think your way into a new kind of living. You live your way into a new kind of thinking.

Fr. Henri Nouwen

 

Deuteronomy 4:9

Take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children, and your children's children.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015


If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.

St. Augustine

 

1 Corinthians 8:2-3

If anyone supposes he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know.But if one loves God, one is known by him.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015


Don’t forget this, the Lord never gets tired of forgiving, it is we that get tired of asking forgiveness.

Pope Francis

 

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015


Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work.

Your will be done.

St. Martin de Tours

 

Hebrews 13:20-21

May the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep by the blood of the eternal covenant, Jesus our Lord, furnish you with all that is good, that you may do his will. May he carry out in you what is pleasing to him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015


You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

Thomas Merton

 

Isaiah 41:10

Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2015


Yes, Lord, may your kingdom come in my heart to sanctify it, to nourish it, to purify it, and to render it victorious over all its enemies.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade

 

Matthew 6:9-15

This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2015


We can never attain to perfection while we have an affection for any imperfection.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015


Words of love and affirmation are like bread. We need them each day, over and over. They keep us alive inside.

Fr. Henri Nouwen

 

Romans 12:9

Love must be sincere; hate what is evil, cling to what is good.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 2015


God became man to turn creatures into sons: not simply to produce better men of the old kind but to produce a new kind of man.

C. S. Lewis

 

John 1:10-14

He was in the world, and the world came to be through him, but the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, but his own people did not accept him. But to those who did accept him he gave power to become children of God, to those who believe in his name, who were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God. And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015


Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

G. K. Chesterton

 

John 8:31-32

Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015


Without the Way, there is no going.

Without the Truth, there is no knowing.

Without the Life, there is no living.

Thomas à Kempis

 

Luke 9:23-24

Then he said to all, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015


Stupidity is also a gift of God but one mustn’t misuse it.

St. Pope John Paul II

 

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but those who hate to be rebuked are stupid.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015


If this is tea, please bring me some coffee.

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Isaiah 51:9, 17

Awake, awake, put on strength, arm of the LORD!

Wake up, wake up, arise Jerusalem

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2015


God is Love. We eventually have to ask ourselves the question; why was Love nailed to a cross?

St. Pope John Paul II

 

Romans 5:3-8

Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. For Christ, while we were still helpless, yet died at the appointed time for the ungodly.Indeed, only with difficulty does one die for a just person, though perhaps for a good person one might even find courage to die. But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.