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A Daily Dose February 28, 2011


We are all equal in Jesus Christ; and the highest degree of our nobility is to be of the number of the true servants of God.

Pope St. Hilary

Micah 6:8

You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: Only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.

 

A Daily Dose February 27, 2011


One rare and exceptional deed is worth far more than a thousand commonplace ones. St. Ignatius of Loyola

John 15:12-13

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.

A Daily Dose February 26, 2011


Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.

St. Vincent Ferrer

2 Chronicles 7:14

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

 

A Daily Dose February 25, 2011


He who labors as he prays lifts his heart to God with his hands.

St. Benedict of Nursia

James 5:16

The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.

 

A Daily Dose February 24, 2011


Mine was a Disney World sort of life--inauthentic, narrow, utterly predictable, and largely devoid of any real meaning. The end to this illusion would come to me, as it has for so many, by means of a personal crisis. Joseph Jaworski

Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Test me and know my thoughts.
See if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

A Daily Dose February 23, 2011


Learn to humble yourself; you are but earth and clay.

Thomas Kempis

1 Peter 5:5-7

And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: "God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble." So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.

Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.

 

A Daily Dose February 22, 2011


We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

1 Kings 19:11-12

Then the LORD said, "Go outside and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will be passing by." A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD--but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake--but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

After the earthquake there was fire--but the LORD was not in the fire.

After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.

A Daily Dose February 21, 2011


The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. Corrie Ten Boom

Luke 6:38

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.

 

A Daily Dose February 20, 2011


Speak ill of no one and avoid the company of those who talk (bad) about their neighbors.Blessed Jacinta Marto of Fatima

James 1:19-20

Know this, my dear brothers: everyone should be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath, for the wrath of a man does not accomplish the righteousness of God.

 

A Daily Dose February 19, 2011


The people most tempted are those who are ready, with the grace of God, to sacrifice everything for the salvation of their poor souls, who renounce all those things which most people eagerly seek. St. John Vianney

Mark 8:35-37

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and that of the gospel will save it.

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? What could one give in exchange for his life?

 

A Daily Dose February 18, 2011


Certain thoughts are prayers.

There are moments when, whatever the attitude of the body may be, the soul is on its knees. Les Miserables

Psalm 66:19-20

But God did hear and listened to my voice in prayer.

Blessed be God, who did not refuse me the kindness I sought in prayer.

A Daily Dose February 17, 2011


To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

G. K.Chesterton

Philippians 1:9-11

And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.

 

A Daily Dose February 16, 2011


Wisdom is a great yet elusive gift. It may be that I often see, in retrospect, how I was more foolish than wise. I may have been worked up over something, and thought I was in the right, motivated by high ideals. Yet the end result was an unsettling one, leaving me and others more dispirited than at peace. Yet often it is from the failures that wisdom comes. Sacred Space

Wisdom 3:5-6

Having been disciplined a little, they will receive great good, because God tested them and found them worthy of Himself; like gold in the furnace He tried them, and like a sacrificial burnt-offering He accepted them.

A Daily Dose February 15, 2011


For you hear 'The Body of Christ,' and you reply, 'Amen.'

Be a member of the body of Christ so that your 'Amen' may be true.

Be what you see, and recieve what you are.

St. Augustine

John 6:35, 40

Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

This is indeed the will of my Father, that all who see the Son and believe in him may have eternal life; and I will raise them up on the last day.’

 

A Daily Dose February 14, 2011


What I need to live has been given to me by the earth. Why I need to live has been given to me by you. Who I need to live as has been shared with you.

All of this and who we are has been given to us from God.

1 Peter 4:8 -10

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.

A Daily Dose February 13, 2011


Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.

Matthew 5:37

“Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.'

Anything more is from the evil one.”

 

A Daily Dose February 12, 2011


God gave Himself to you: give yourself to God.

Blessed Robert Southwell

1 Peter 2:15-17

For it is the will of God that by doing good you may silence the ignorance of foolish people.

Be free, yet without using freedom as a pretext for evil, but as slaves of God. Give honor to all, love the community, fear God, honor the king.

A Daily Dose February 11, 2011


A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more quiet until in the end he realized that prayer is listening. Soren Kierkegaard

1 Samuel 3:10

…the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, "Samuel, Samuel!"

Samuel answered, "Speak, for your servant is listening."

 

A Daily Dose February 10, 2011


Prayer is the oxygen of the soul.

Padre Pio

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness

A Daily Dose February 9, 2011


Clothed in His grace we can do all things, whether to give a talk, go to Africa, battle an illness, kick a habit, lay hands on the sick, or love somebody that drives us crazy. We just believe and get our carcasses to the starting gate.

Elizabeth Mulloy

Wisdom 9:1-4,10

God of my fathers, LORD of mercy. you who have made all things by your word and in your wisdom have established man to rule the creatures produced by you, to govern the world in holiness and justice, and to render judgment in integrity of heart:

Give me Wisdom, the attendant at your throne, and reject me not from among your children;

Send her forth from your holy heavens and from your glorious throne dispatch her that she may be with me and work with me, that I may know what is your pleasure.

 

A Daily Dose February 8, 2011


I urge you to persevere in your love for Christ and your faithful observance of the law of Christ. Our Goal is God, the source of all good.St. Jerome Emiliani

Romans 15:1-6

We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves; let each of us please our neighbor for the good, for building up.

For Christ did not please himself; but, as it is written, "The insults of those who insult you fall upon me." For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

A Daily Dose February 7, 2011


In those certain circumstances of life, it’s good to know and see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Better still, while we are on our way, might we be a light in the tunnel as well?

Genesis 1:3-4

Then God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness.

 

A Daily Dose February 6, 2011


Human progress planned as alternatives to God's plan introduce injustice, evil and violence rising against the divine plan of justice and salvation. And despite transitory and apparent successes, they are reduced to simple machinations destined to dissolution and failure. Pope John Paul II

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.

A Daily Dose February 5, 2011


You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me
You've got troubles, well I've got 'em too
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
We stick together and we see it through
You've got a friend in me
You've got a friend in me

Randy Newman

Proverbs 11:25

…he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

 

A Daily Dose February 4, 2011


Let us return from that Table of Eucharist like lions breathing out fire, terrifying to the devil! St. John Chrysostom

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

A Daily Dose February 3, 2011


The Church grows only by humiliations. You will do much more by humbling yourself than by preaching.... The lower we go, the more we resemble the Lord Jesus.

Blessed Bronislaw Mickiewicz

John 3:30

He must increase. I must decrease.

 

A Daily Dose February 2, 2011


Our responsibilities need a measure of joy. We need the energy of enthusiasm even in the most menial tasks if we are to avoid resentment and boredom. A joyless, drab existence is a sorry sight. Worse, it is a wasted life. Bishop Robert F. Morneau

Psalm 90:12

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 

A Daily Dose February 1, 2011


Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. Anonymous

James 4:13-17

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit"-- you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.

Instead you should say, "If the Lord wills it, we shall live to do this or that." But now you are boasting in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, it is a sin.

 

 
 
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