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A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016


You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy – the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud. 

St. Vincent de Paul 

 

Jeremiah 9:23-24 

Thus says the Lord: Do not let the wise boast in their wisdom, do not let the mighty boast in their might, do not let the wealthy boast in their wealth; but let those who boast boast in this, that they understand and know me, that I am the Lord; I act with steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth, for in these things I delight, says the Lord.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2016


Christ does not force our will, He only takes what we give Him. But He does not give Himself entirely until He sees that we yield ourselves entirely to Him. 

St. Teresa of Avila 

 

Romans 8:28-31

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified. What then shall we say to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? 

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2016


When we’re not, God is in control.

It’s better that way.

 

John 16:33

“I have told you this so that you might have peace in me. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.”

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016


A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. 

It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.

St. Dominic

 

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016


By your work you show what you love and what you know.

St. Bruno

 

Psalm 90:17

May the favor of the Lord our God be ours.

Prosper the work of our hands!

Prosper the work of our hands!

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016


For the Lord is gracious and merciful and prefers the conversion of a sinner rather than his death. Patient and generous in his mercy, he does not give in to human impatience but is willing to wait a long time for our repentance.

St. Jerome

 

Luke 5:30-32

The Pharisees and their scribes complained to his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?”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.”

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016


To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.

Pope St. John Paul II

 

James 1:12-18

Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him. No one experiencing temptation should say, I am being tempted by God; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one.Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire conceives and brings forth sin, and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers: all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no alteration or shadow caused by change. He willed to give us birth by the word of truth that we may be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016


All things fail; but Thou, Lord of all, never failest!

St. Teresa of Avila

 

Psalm 33:11

But the plan of the LORD stands forever,the designs of his heart through all generations.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016


Is it consistent to profess our beliefs in church on Sunday, and then during the week to promote business practices or medical procedures contrary to those beliefs?

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

 

Philippians 1:27-28

Only, conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear news of you, that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind struggling together for the faith of the gospel, not intimidated in any way by your opponents. This is proof to them of destruction, but of your salvation. And this is God’s doing.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2016


That by the sign of Jesus Christ, devoutly used, a blessing is ensured to us in all things.

Bishop Maximus of Turin

 

Matthew 28:19-20

Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching the to observer all that I have commanded you.


A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2016 


We should not accept in silence the benefactions of God, but return thanks for them.

St. Basil

 

Psalm 35:18

Then I will thank you in the great assembly;

I will praise you before the mighty throng.

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 


God is merciful to those who want to love Him and who have placed their hopes in Him.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Joshua 10:25

Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid or dismayed, be firm and steadfast. This is what the LORD will do to all the enemies against whom you fight.”

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016 


We must show mercy towards the sick, who are in greater need of help. Let us take them some small gift if they are poor, or, at least let us go and wait on them and comfort them.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

 

2 Samuel 24:14

David answered Gad: “I am greatly distressed. But let us fall into the hand of God, whose mercy is great, rather than into human hands.”

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2016 


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

St. Martin de Tours

 

1 Timothy 2:3-4

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       MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2016 


You have yet many things which you must give up, and unless you resign them entirely to God you will not obtain that which you ask.

Thomas à Kempis

 

Romans 6:13

And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life and the parts of your bodies to God as weapons for righteousness.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016 


For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray -- that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy.

St. Faustina

 

I Corinthians 14:33

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 


We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen. 

Thomas Merton 

 

1 John 1:6 

If we say, “We have fellowship with him,” while we continue to walk in darkness, we lie and do not act in truth.

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 


As two pieces of wax fused together make one, so he who receives Holy Communion is so united with Christ that Christ is in him and he is in Christ.

St. Cyril of Alexandria 

 

John 6:35 

Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.

 

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016 


Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. 

Aristotle 

 

2 Timothy 3:15-16 

But you, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known the sacred scriptures, which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 


Instead of saying.,,  God won’t give you anymore than you can handle, why not say… let me come over and do a load of laundry… mow your yard… fix you dinner…  watch the kids... 

 

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have; God is pleased by sacrifices of that kind.

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 


I tell you that you have less to suffer in following the Cross than in serving the world and its pleasures.

St. John Vianney

 

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body upon the cross, so that, free from sin, we might live for righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 


This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections

St. Augustine

 

Philippians 3:12

It is not that I have already taken hold of it or have already attained perfect maturity, but I continue my pursuit in hope that I may possess it, since I have indeed been taken possession of by Christ Jesus.

A DAILY DOSE       SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2016 


Inordinate love for the flesh is cruelty, because under the appearance of pleasing the body, we kill the soul

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

Romans 8:7-9

For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God; it does not submit to the law of God, nor can it; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 

A DAILY DOSE       SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6 , 2016 


Don’t say you have a chaste mind if you have unchaste eyes, because an unchaste eye is the messenger of an unchaste heart. 

St. Augustine 

 

2 Peter 1:10 

Therefore, brothers, be all the more eager to make your call and election firm, for, in doing so, you will never stumble.

A DAILY DOSE       FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 


Walk with Me. I will teach you. Listen to Me and I will speak. Continue to meet Me, in spite of all opposition and every obstacle, in spite of the days when you may hear no voice, and there may come no intimate heart-to-heart telling. 

God Calling 

 

Mark 8:34-35

He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 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. 

 

A DAILY DOSE       THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 


Among all His actions there is none which is not entirely a matter of mercy, love and compassion: this constitutes the beginning and the end of His dealings with us.

St. Isaac of Syria

 

Isaiah 30:18

Truly, the LORD is waiting to be gracious to you, truly, he shall rise to show you mercy; for the LORD is a God of justice: happy are all who wait for him!

A DAILY DOSE       WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 


He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor. 

St. Bede the Venerable 

 

1 John 4:21 

And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. 

A DAILY DOSE       TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 


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 

 

James 1:5 

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

A DAILY DOSE       MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016 


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 

 

Psalm 119:105 

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