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A Daily Dose January 31, 2011


All for God and for His Glory. In whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal. St. John Bosco

Romans 8:26-29

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. 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.

 

A Daily Dose January 30, 2011


What ought to console and reassure is that we have to deal with a good Father who will never allow our struggles to be greater than our strength, and every time we have recourse to Him, He will help us fight and to conquer.

St. John Vianney

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

A Daily Dose January 29, 2011


To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible. St. Thomas Aquinas

Hebrews 11:1-3

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.

Because of it the ancients were well attested.

By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.

 

A Daily Dose January 28, 2011


Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man's own will. St. Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 34:4-5

I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.

A Daily Dose January 27, 2011


The purpose of prayer is not to get what we want but to become who God would have us be.

Matthew 5:44-48

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.

For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same?

And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same? So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

A Daily Dose January 26, 2011


Clearly the most efficacious kind of prayer for the divine protection is prayer that is offered publicly by the whole community; for our Redeemer said: 'Where two or three are gathered together for my sake, there am I in the midst of them' (Matthew 18:20).Blessed Pope John XXIII

Matthew 21:22

Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.

A Daily Dose January 25, 2011


Without prayer I could not fulfill the work it is mine to do, not even for half an hour. I draw my strength from God by prayer.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Psalm 92:2-5

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praise to your name, Most High

To proclaim your love in the morning, your faithfulness in the night

With the ten-stringed harp, with melody upon the lyre.

For you make me jubilant, LORD, by your deeds

At the works of your hands I shout for joy

 

A Daily Dose January 24, 2011


When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

St. Francis de Sales

John 15:7

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.

 

A Daily Dose January 23, 2011


For better or worse, it's highly likely that many of the events and ideas about your life haven't worked out exactly according to plan. Tony Dungy

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

 

A Daily Dose January 22, 2011


What is a faithful man to do in the chaos of events which seem to swallow him up? He must sustain himself calmly by Faith. Faith will make him adore the eternal plan of God. Faith will assure him that to those who love God all things work together for good. Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

2 Timothy 4:1-2

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingly power: proclaim the word; be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient; convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.

A Daily Dose January 21, 2011


Because we are human we are not strong. Because we are not strong we pray.St. Augustine

2 Timothy 2:7

Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

 

A Daily Dose January 20, 2011


Mr. Whitley, may I be excused? My brain is full.

Gary Larson, adapted

Romans 5:3-5

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.

A Daily Dose January 19, 2011


Sufferings are a kind of paradise to him who suffers them with patience, while they are a hell to him who has no patience.

St. Philip Neri

Titus 2:11-13

For the grace of God has appeared, saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in this age, as we await the blessed hope, the appearance of the glory of the great God and of our savior Jesus Christ

 

A Daily Dose January 18, 2011


The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear Him. William McGill

Isaiah 55:3

Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant

 

A Daily Dose January 17, 2011


Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King, Jr

1 Corinthians 2:3-5

I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling, and my message and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of spirit and power, so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

 

A Daily Dose January 16, 2011


Keep the light of Christ always burning in your heart, for He alone is the Way to walk. He is the Life to live. He is the Love to love.Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

John 14:5-6

Thomas said to him, "Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?"

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

 

A Daily Dose January 15, 2011


The Lord challenges our faith to do something new, precisely when so many things are collapsing. St. Arnold Janssen

Hebrews 6:16-18

Human beings swear by someone greater than themselves; for them an oath serves as a guarantee and puts an end to all argument. So when God wanted to give the heirs of his promise an even clearer demonstration of the immutability of his purpose, he intervened with an oath, so that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to hold fast to the hope that lies before us.

A Daily Dose January 14, 2011


Prayer does not fit us for the greater works; prayer is the greater work.Oswald Chambers

1 Thessalonians 5: 16-19

Rejoice always.

Pray without ceasing.

In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.

Do not quench the Spirit.

 

A Daily Dose January 13, 2011


But yours it is, Lord, to grant our petitions, to be present when we seek you and to open when we knock. Impart to us, then, the meaning of the words of Scripture and the light to understand it, with reverence for the doctrine and confidence in its truth.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

2 Thessalonians 2:-1417

To this end he has also called you through our gospel to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Therefore, brothers, stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught, either by an oral statement or by a letter of ours. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.

A Daily Dose January 12, 2011


One who speaks the word of God to others ought not aim at vaunting his own knowledge but at discerning how he can build up his hearers. St. Aelred

Hebrews 4:12

Indeed, 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.

 

A Daily Dose January 11, 2011


May my love unceasingly offer something to my Divine Jesus.

St. Francisca Salesia

1 Corinthians 13:2

…if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.

 

A Daily Dose January 10, 2011


I want to become a saint, cost what it may, living my life in accordance with the two cornerstones of Christianity: prayer and self-discipline.

Blessed Tommaso Reggio

Romans 12:11-12

Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

 

A Daily Dose January 9, 2011


Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptized; let us also go down with him, and rise with him. Today let us do honor to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to God as the conversion and salvation of men, for whom his every word and every revelation exist.St. Gregory of Nazianzus

Matthew 3:13–14

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?”

 

A Daily Dose January 8, 2011


Though weary, it is not tired: though pressed it is not straightened; though alarmed, it is not confounded; but as a living flame it forces itself upwards and securely passes through all.

Thomas Kempis

1 John 4:7-11

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.

In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him.

In this is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another.

A Daily Dose January 7, 2011


In the Sign of the Cross is all virtue and power... in this Sign of the Cross is salvation for who are marked on their foreheads.

St. Cyprian of Carthage

Matthew 28:19

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

 

A Daily Dose January 6, 2011


This, then, is your answer whenever you feel tempted to stop praying because it seems to be a waste of time: 'I am here to please God.' St. Alphonsus Ligouri

1 Corinthians 13:11

When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.

A Daily Dose January 5, 2011


If you are suffering from a bad man's injustice, forgive him, lest there be two bad men. St. Augustine

Ephesians 1:7-8a

In him we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us.

 

A Daily Dose January 4, 2011


What was the first rule of our dear Savior’s life? You know it was to do his Father’s will. Well, then, the first purpose of our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills; and thirdly, to do it because it is his will.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Mark 3:31-35

His mother and his brothers arrived. Standing outside they sent word to him and called him.

A crowd seated around him told him, "Your mother and your brothers and your sisters are outside asking for you." But he said to them in reply, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"

And looking around at those seated in the circle he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother."

A Daily Dose January 3, 2011


There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change.

Have you slipped? Rise up.

Have you sinned? Cease.

Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside.
St Basil

Romans 7:24-25

Miserable one that I am! Who will deliver me from this mortal body? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Therefore, I myself, with my mind, serve the law of God but, with my flesh, the law of sin.

 

A Daily Dose January 2, 2011


You may be certain of this: if you practice love within your own family, God will help you outside of it. St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Romans 12:9-12

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor.

Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.

A Daily Dose January 1, 2011


There is one big fact which I think you ought to have in mind as you approach the new year, and it is that life will give back to you just exactly what you give to life. Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Numbers 6:24-26

The LORD bless you and keep you!

The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!

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