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A Daily Dose December 31, 2011


Think well. Speak well. Do well. These three things, through the mercy of God, will make a man go to Heaven.

St. Camillus de Lellis

1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be firm, steadfast, always fully devoted to the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

 

A Daily Dose December 30, 2011


Jesus,
Be a guiding star before me.
Be a soothing wake behind me.
Be a rolling path below me.
Be a flaming hope within me.
Be all these things now and forever.

someone else


John 1:3-5

All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

A Daily Dose December 29, 2011


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 Becket

Matthew 22:14

Many are invited, but few are chosen.

 

A Daily Dose December 28, 2011


If the memory is annihilated, the devil is powerless, and it liberates us from a lot of sorrow, affliction and sadness.

St John of the Cross

2 Corinthians 4:7-10

But we hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair;persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.

 

A Daily Dose December 27, 2011


You will not see anyone who is really striving after his advancement who is not given to spiritual reading. And as to him who neglects it, the fact will soon be observed by his progress.

St. Athanasius

John 1:1-4

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life,and this life was the light of the human race.

 

A Daily Dose December 26, 2011


The love that brought Christ from heaven to earth raised Stephen from earth to heaven. His love of God kept him from yielding to the ferocious mob; his love for his neighbor made him pray for those who were stoning him. Love inspired him to reprove those who erred, to make them amend; love led him to pray for those who stoned him, to save them from punishment. St. Fulgentius of Ruspe

Acts 7:55-56

But he, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked up intently to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God,and he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

 

A Daily Dose December 25, 2011


You have been King of my glory; won't You be my Prince of Peace? Rich Mullins

Isaiah 9:5

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

 

A Daily Dose December 24, 2011


God is inviting us to come and enjoy the celebration of the Birth Jesus. It is a time when God Himself bonds with humanity in Jesus Christ, fully man, fully God. We come closer to the realization that Divinity and humanity can live together and the fullness of life can come when man and God abide together in spiritual and worldly joy. HXN

John 1:1-2, 14

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with 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 December 23, 2011


The message of Christmas is that the visible material world is bound to the invisible spiritual world. somebody else

Luke 2:6-7

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

 

A Daily Dose December 22, 2011


Let us come close to the crib. If you love riches, you will find the gold that the kings brought; if you are looking for smoke of honors, you will find that in the incense; and if you take delight in the delicacies of senses, you will find the delicious perfume of myrrh that pervades the stable. Be rich in love for this adorable Savior, respectful in the familiarity with which you relate to Him, and delight in the joy of experiencing in your soul so many inspirations and affections because you belong exclusively to Him. St. Francis de Sales

Luke 2:11-12

For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.

 

A Daily Dose December 21, 2011


If you have too much to do, with God's help you will find time to do it all. St. Peter Canisius

Psalm 71:1-5

In you, LORD, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.

In your justice rescue and deliver me; listen to me and save me!

Be my rock of refuge, my stronghold to give me safety; for you are my rock and fortress.

My God, rescue me from the hand of the wicked, from the clutches of the evil and violent.

You are my hope, Lord; my trust, GOD, from my youth.

 

A Daily Dose December 20, 2011


Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit, remaining like a baby in the bosom of the heavenly Father, where you will be reborn each moment in the Divine Word, Jesus Christ. St. Paul of the Cross

Luke 1:30-31

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.

 

A Daily Dose December 19, 2011


Experience makes it clear that mere technological progress does not satisfy man's inner yearning for truth and communion. Deeper spiritual needs have to be met if individuals, families, and society itself are not to fall into a serious crisis of values. Blessed John Paul II

Baruch 6:3-6

And now in Babylon you will see gods of silver and gold and wood, carried shoulder high, to cast fear upon the nations. Take care that you yourselves do not become like these foreigners and let not such fear possess you.When you see the crowd before them and behind worshiping them, say in your hearts, “You, Lord, are the one to be worshiped!” For my angel is with you, and he will keep watch on you.

 

A Daily Dose December 18, 2011


Why not let Jesus take over my life? He can do far more with it than I can. somebody else


Baruch 4:27-29

Take courage, my children; call out to God! The one who brought this upon you will remember you. As your hearts have been disposed to stray from God, so turn now ten times the more to seek him; for the one who has brought disaster upon you will, in saving you, bring you eternal joy.

 

A Daily Dose December 17, 2011


Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.St. José Manyanet y Vives

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.

 

A Daily Dose December 16, 2011


Wisdom is a gift; but, like all gifts, it can't be forced upon us. We must open ourselves to receive it. Somebody else

Isaiah 11:2a

The spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding

 

A Daily Dose December 15, 2011


Let us lead by your example today, Lord.

Christmas is a time to open our hearts to God and his gifts. Just like the rest of the year

John 13:14-5

"Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you."

 

A Daily Dose December 14, 2011


There are times when I believe God welcomes the circus into our lives to give us an opportunity to show that there is another way to live and respond to things.Tony Dungy

Isaiah 45:6

I am the Lord, there is no other; I form the light, and create the darkness, I make well-being and create woe; I, the Lord, do all these things.

 

A Daily Dose December 13, 2011


If we patiently accept through love all that God allows to happen, then we will begin to taste even here on earth something of the delights that the saints experience in heaven. But for this we must serve God willingly and lovingly, seeking to obey the Divine Will rather than to follow our own inclinations and desires. For the perfection of love demands that we desire for ourselves only whatever God wills. Let us implore the good God unceasingly to grant us this grace!

St. Jeanne de Chantal

Psalm 100:3

Know that the LORD is God, he made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds

 

A Daily Dose December 12, 2011


Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie ten Boom

Hebrews 13:6

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

 

A Daily Dose December 11, 2011


Lord Jesus, You are truly the Lover of my heart, my soul, my all. Help me to always be faithful to that Love and to trust You in all situations. Help me to appreciate, worship, and love Your most Holy Presence in the Eucharist. Amen.St. Padre Pio

Song of Solomon 2:3-4

With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his intention toward me was Love.

 

A Daily Dose December 10, 2011


I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis

Romans 10:17

Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.

 

A Daily Dose December 9, 2011


God desires from you the least degree of purity of conscience more than all the works you can perform. St. John of the Cross

1 Timothy 1:5

The aim of this instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.

 

A Daily Dose December 8, 2011


Where there is a question of sin, exclude as far as I am concerned, the Blessed Virgin Mary. St. Augustine

Luke 1:38:

And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

 

A Daily Dose December 7, 2011


There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful than that of a continual conversation with God. Brother Lawrence

Romans 8:26-27

In the same way, the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit itself intercedes with inexpressible groanings.And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will.

 

A Daily Dose December 6, 2011


In worship, God imparts himself to us. C.S.Lewis

1 Timothy 2:1-4

First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.

 

A Daily Dose December 5, 2011


Lord, others are counting on me; give me strength.

Our problems would not seem so great if we could count on the love and help of our brothers and sisters and they, in turn, could count on us. Randy Hain

John 15:12-14

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.

 

A Daily Dose December 4, 2011


The crucified Jesus is a sign... that love may suffer but it overcomes… The man of faith has found in Jesus a hope stronger than history and a love mightier than death. Anthony Padovano

Psalm 22:28

All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD; All the families of nations will bow low before him.

 

A Daily Dose December 3, 2011


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 3:17

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

 

A Daily Dose December 2, 2011


You said to me, "Why are you always trying to change the world?"

I replied, "Why aren't you always trying to change the world?" Mustard Seeds

2 Chronicles 7:14

…if then my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and heal their land.

 

A Daily Dose December 1, 2011


The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love; It signifies Love, It produces love. The Eucharist is the consummation of the whole spiritual life. St. Thomas Aquinas

John 6:32-34

So Jesus said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

So they said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

 

 
 
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