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FRIday, December 31, 2010

Anyway, like I was saying, I had a lot of company. My Momma always said you got to put the past behind you before you can move on. And I think that's what my running was all about. I had run for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours. Forrest Gump

Isaiah 40:31

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

 

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THURSday, December 30, 2010

Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people.... No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings. St. Thomas A. Becket

1 Corinthians 3:6-7

I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth.

 

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WEDNESday, December 29, 2010

God's way of answering the Christian's prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is to put him into the furnace of affliction. Richard Cecil

Psalm 40:1

I waited, waited for the LORD; who bent down and heard my cry

 

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TUESday, December 28, 2010

Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul. St. John Bosco

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

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MONday, December 27, 2010

The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like a ham and eggs breakfast: the chicken was 'involved'. The pig, however, was 'committed'.

Hebrews 4:12

The Word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

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SUNday, December 26, 2010

Those who searched for You on earth found You in a tiny baby at Mary's breast. We come in hushed reverence to find You as God, and You welcome us as man. We come unthinkingly to find You as man, and are blinded by the light of Your Godhead.St. Ephrem of Syria

Luke 2:15-16

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

 

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SATURday, December 25, 2010

The Virgin today brings into the world the Eternal, and the earth offers a cave to the Inaccessible. The angels and shepherds praise Him, and the Magi advance with the star, for You are born for us, little Child, God eternal!

St. Romanus the Melodist

Luke 2:8-14

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

 

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fRiday, December 24, 2010

In every child which is born and in every person who lives or dies we see the image of God's glory. We celebrate this glory in every human being, a sign of the living God, an icon of Jesus Christ.Venerable Pope John Paul II

Matthew 1:23-24

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which means "God is with us."

When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home.

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THURSday, December 23, 2010

Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love.

Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause.

St. John of Kanty

2 John 8-9

Look to yourselves that you do not lose what we worked for but may receive a full recompense.

Anyone who is so "progressive" as not to remain in the teaching of the Christ does not have God; whoever remains in the teaching has the Father and the Son.

 

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WEDNESday, December 22, 2010

When I was a child, I would complain to my mother about various things that had gone wrong, and she would say, very matter-of-factly, 'Offer it up.’ My reaction was, 'I'm always offering it up, and no good seems to come from it.' It occurred to me years later that the offer was not intended to be a direct benefit to me, but rather a benefit to the world. Fr. Robert Spitzer

2 Corinthians 1:5-6

For as Christ's sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow.

If we are afflicted, it is for your encouragement and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragement, which enables you to endure the same sufferings that we sufferr

 

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TUESday, December 21, 2010

No son ever born of any mother has had his birth so fully or so grandly foretold by his forefathers as this Child of Mary. Centuries before He saw the light of day, it was written of Him that He should be of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Judah, and the family of David; that He would be born of a Virgin Mother, in the city of Bethlehem. St. Peter Canisius

Micah 5:2

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.

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MONday, December 20, 2010

Mary, did you know? That your baby boy is Heaven's perfect Lamb?

Mark Lowry, adapted

Jeremiah 29: 11-14

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD, plans for your welfare, not for woe, plans to give you a future full of hope.

When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you.

When you look for me, you will find me.

Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD, and I will change your lot

 

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SUNday, December 19, 2010

To put everything in balance is good; to put everything in harmony is better.

Mettre tout en équilibre, c'est bien; mettre tout en harmonie, c'est mieux.

Victor Hugo

Colossians 3:1-4

If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.

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SATURday, December 18, 2010

The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thomas More

I Corinthians 16:14

Your every act should be done with love.

 

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FRIday, December 17, 2010

In giving us His Son, His only Word, He spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word -- and He has no more to say, because what he spoke before to the prophets in parts, he has now spoken all at once by giving us the All Who is His Son.

St. John of the Cross

John 14:6-7

Jesus said to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

If you know me, then you will also know my Father. From now on you do know him and have seen him."

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THURSday, December 16, 2010

The confession of evil works is the beginning of good works.

St. Augustine

Luke 5:31-32

Jesus said to them in reply, "Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do.

I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners."

 

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WEDNESday, December 15, 2010

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
Yogi Berra



Proverbs 20:24

Man's steps are from the LORD; how, then, can a man understand his way?

 

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TUESday, December 14, 2010

Peace is not a season... it is a way of life.

When the spirit of peace becomes a part of our lives, every day will be Christmas and every night will hold the promise of dawn.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

May the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.

The Lord be with all of you.

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MONday, December 13, 2010

He—Christ—protects their faith and gives strength to believers in proportion to the trust that each man who receives that strength is willing to place in him.

St. Cyprian

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

 

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SUNday, December 12, 2010

Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us. St. John Eudes

Sirach 2:7-9

You who fear the LORD, wait for his mercy, turn not away lest you fall.

You who fear the LORD, trust him, and your reward will not be lost.

You who fear the LORD, hope for good things, for lasting joy and mercy.

 

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SATURday, December 11, 2010

There is no one who is without faults, and who is not in some way a burden to others, whether he is a superior or a subject, an old man or a young one, a scholar or a dunce. St. Robert Bellermine

James 5:8-9

You too must be patient. Make your hearts firm, because the coming of the Lord is at hand.

Do not complain, brothers, about one another, that you may not be judged. Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.

 

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FRIday, December 10, 2010

Do not shrink, beloved brother, from difficult and protracted journeys in the service of the Christian faith, for it is written that small is the gate and narrow the road that leads on to life. Pope St. Gregory III

Luke 21:19

By your endurance you will gain your souls.

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ThURSday, December 9, 2010

There are two ways of spreading light—to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, then we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of his Son Jesus cleanses us from all sin.

 

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WEDNESday, December 8, 2010

Hail Mary

Gentle woman

Peaceful dove

Teach us wisdom

Teach us love.

Carol Landry


Luke 1:35

The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.

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TUESday, December 7, 2010

Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly. St. Ignatius of Loyola

John 3:30

He must increase; I must decrease.

 

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MONday, December 6, 2010

If we live good lives, the times are also good.

As we are, such are the times.
St. Augustine



Psalm 85:9

I will hear what God proclaims; the Lord—for he proclaims peace to his people.

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SUNday, December 5, 2010

Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel your presence in my spirit. John Henry Newman


Sirach 42:16

The light of the sun shines down on everything, and everything is filled with the glory of the Lord.

 

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SATURday, December 4, 2010

What Christ gives us is quite explicit if his own words are interpreted according to their Aramaic meaning. The expression 'This is my Body' means this is myself.
Karl Rahner

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.

 

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FRIday, December 3, 2010

It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards a man's progress, nor the nature of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.

St. Francis Xavier

Colossians 1:9-10

Therefore, from the day we heard this, we do not cease praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God

 

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THURsday, December 2, 2010

That brilliant lamp which was lit for the sake of our salvation should always shine in us. For we have the lamp of the heavenly commandment and spiritual grace, to which David referred: Your law is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

St. Chromatius of Aquileia

Psalm 119:104-106

Through your precepts I gain insight; therefore I hate all false ways.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.

I make a solemn vow to keep your just edicts.

 

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The enemy is glad to make you lose time when he cannot make you lose eternity. St. Francis de Sales

Sirach 51:29-30

Let your spirits rejoice in the mercy of God, and be not ashamed to give him praise. Work at your tasks in due season, and in his own time God will give you your reward.