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A Daily Dose Thursday, January 31, 2013


Every virtue in your soul is a precious ornament which makes you dear to God and to man. But holy purity, the queen of virtues, the angelic virtue, is a jewel so precious that those who possess it become like the angels of God in Heaven, even though clothed in mortal flesh.

St. John Bosco

Hebrews 13:1-2

Let mutual love continue.Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Let us sing alleluia here on earth, while we are still anxious and worrying, so that we may one day be able to sing it there in heaven, without any worry or care.

St. Augustine

Psalm 119:105-106

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path. I make a solemn vow to observe your righteous judgments.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Lord, I know you will send new experiences my way, and that you will be with me as I navigate them.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

Vern Law, former MLB pitcher

Romans 12:2

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

A Daily Dose Monday, January 28, 2013


Most loving Lord, grant me a steadfast heart which no unworthy desire may drag downwards; an unconquered heart which no hardship may wear out; an upright heart which no worthless purpose may ensnare. Impart to me also, O God, the understanding to know you, the diligence to seek you, a way of life to please you, and a faithfulness that may embrace you.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 139:23-24

Probe me, God, know my heart; try me, know my thoughts. See if there is a wicked path in me; lead me along an ancient path.

A Daily Dose Sunday, January 27, 2013


If it’s true that we all have a little genius inside us, I'm still waiting to hear from mine. This silent treatment has been going on for too long.

Job 12:12-13

So with old age is wisdom, and with length of days understanding. With him are wisdom and might; his are counsel and understanding.

A Daily Dose Saturday, January 26, 2013


Earthly honors count for nothing, and money and wealth count even less and are extremely dangerous, but holiness and the efforts to make others holy in the height of human happiness, this is of the greatest importance for our present life and the life to come.

Blessed Pope John XXIII

1 Timothy 1:15-16

This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. Of these I am the foremost.But for that reason I was mercifully treated, so that in me, as the foremost, Christ Jesus might display all his patience as an example for those who would come to believe in him for everlasting life.

A Daily Dose Friday, January 25, 2013


As in early times, today, too - Christ needs apostles ready to sacrifice themselves. He needs witnesses and martyrs like St. Paul. Paul, a former violent persecutor of Christians, when he fell to the ground dazzled by the divine light on the road to Damascus, did not hesitate to change sides to the Crucified One and followed him without second thoughts.

Pope Benedict XVI

Acts 9:4-6

He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” He said, “Who are you, sir?”

The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do.”

A Daily Dose Thursday, January 24, 2013


Our greatest fault is that we wish to serve God in our way, not in His way-according to our will, not according to His will.

To be truly a Saint, it is necessary to be one according to the will of God.

St. Francis de Sales

Psalm 86:10-13

For you are great and do wondrous deeds; and you alone are God. Teach me, LORD, your way that I may walk in your truth, single-hearted and revering your name. I will praise you with all my heart, glorify your name forever, Lord my God. Your mercy to me is great; you have rescued me from the depths of Sheol.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Let married people remain on their cross of obedience, which is in marriage. It is best and most practical cross for them and one of the most demanding, in that there is almost continual activity.

St. Francis de Sales

Ephesians 5:21

Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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

Romans 8:28

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

A Daily Dose Monday, January 21, 2013


Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mark 10:43-45

But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant;whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.

A Daily Dose Sunday, January 20, 2013


We fail in the work of grace and love when there is too much of us and not enough of God.

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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.

A Daily Dose Saturday, January 19, 2013


Even so, it was not enough for God to send his Son to point out the way – he made his Son the way itself, so that we can go on our journey guided by him as he walks along his own way. St. Augustine

John 14:6

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 Friday, January 18, 2013


Let us pray for each other as our respectability in and out of the workplace reflects upon all of us

Armstrong stripped of Olympic bronze medal: Thirteen years after he stood on the podium in Sydney, Lance Armstrong was stripped of his bronze medal from the 2000 Olympics because of doping

Matthew 18:21-35

The Parable of the Unforgiving ServantThen Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?”

Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. That is why the kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who decided to settle accounts with his servants. When he began the accounting, a debtor was brought before him who owed him a huge amount.Since he had no way of paying it back, his master ordered him to be sold, along with his wife, his children, and all his property, in payment of the debt.At that, the servant fell down, did him homage, and said, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.’

Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan.When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.

Now when his fellow servants saw what had happened, they were deeply disturbed, and went to their master and reported the whole affair.His master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to.Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?’Then in anger his master handed him over to the torturers until he should pay back the whole debt. So will my heavenly Father do to you, unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart.”

A Daily Dose Thursday, January 17, 2013


Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.
G.K Chesterton

Psalm 8:5

What is man that you are mindful of him, and a son of man that you care for him?

A Daily Dose Wednesday, January 16, 2013


As great as free will is, the safest and greatest place to be is within the will of God.

Mark 7:20-23

But what comes out of a person, that is what defiles. From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts, unchastity, theft, murder,adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, arrogance, folly.All these evils come from within and they defile.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Let us pray on those difficult relationships in the workplace that seem hopeless.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assisi

Matthew 19:26

Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

A Daily Dose Monday, January 14, 2013


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

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me, and I will answer you; I will tell you great things beyond the reach of your knowledge.

A Daily Dose Sunday, January 13, 2013


Let imagination range to what you may suppose is God's utmost limit, and you will find Him present there; strain as you will there is always a further horizon towards which to strain. Infinity is His property, just as the power of making such effort is yours.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

Galatians 6:9-10

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.

A Daily Dose Saturday, January 12, 2013


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 of Rievaulx

2 Timothy 3:14-15

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 Friday, January 11, 2013


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

Proverbs 16:9

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.

A Daily Dose Thursday, January 10, 2013


Peace.

Patience.

Presence.

In prayer.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer

A Daily Dose Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Let us pray for strength to try new things that are challenging.

“Pray for our enemies. I'm telling you it really works. You've got some guy busting your chops day after day, you can't stand it any longer. Start praying for them because I swear it's about a 90% chance that they're coming right up to you in about a month and saying, 'hey you know, I don't disagree with you as much as I thought I do.’ ”

Fr. Robert Spitzer

Hebrews 4:12-13

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.No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.

A Daily Dose Tuesday, January 8, 2013


It is one thing to see the land of peace ... and another thing to tread the road that leads to it.
St. Augustine

Job 22:21-22

Settle with him and have peace. That way good shall come to you: Receive instruction from his mouth, and place his words in your heart.

A Daily Dose Sunday, January 6, 2013


You cannot love what you do not even see. … And what prevents you from seeing? Your concepts, your categories, your prejudices and projections, your needs and attachments, the labels you have drawn from your conditioning and from past experiences. Seeing is the most arduous thing that a human being can undertake. For it calls for a disciplined, alert mind, whereas most people would much rather lapse into mental laziness than take the trouble to see each person and thing anew in present-moment freshness.

Anthony de Mello

1 John 4:8-12

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.No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us.

A Daily Dose Saturday, January 5, 2013


Prayer is not pulling God to my will, but the aligning of my will to the will of God.

E. Stanley Jones

1 Peter 5:6-7

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 Friday, January 4, 2013


Nothing you can know that isn't known.
Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
It's easy.

All you need is love.
All you need is love.
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need.

Lennon/McCartney

Matthew 10:26

Therefore do not be afraid of them. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known.

A Daily Dose Thursday, January 3, 2013


Faith accompanied by good works is contagious and spreads light, for it makes visible and communicates God's love. Strive to make this lifestyle your own, listening to the Apostle Peter's words as he proclaimed in his letters.

Blessed John Paul II

1 Peter 3:17

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.

A Daily Dose Wednesday, January 2, 2013


If you can see the road ahead, it is not worth the trip.

Dante

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him

A Daily Dose Tuesday, January 1, 2013


You are always worrying about all the things you are not.

What about all the things you are?

What about all the things you can become?

Mustard Seeds (adapted)

2 Corinthians 5:17

So whoever is in Christ is a new creation: the old things have passed away; behold, new things have come.