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A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015 


Everyday, Jesus humbles himself just as He did when He came from His heavenly throne into the Virgin’s womb; everyday He comes to us and lets us see Him in abjection, when He descends from the bosom of the Father into the hands of the priest at the altar.

St. Francis of Assisi

 

Luke 14:11-14

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” Then he said to the host who invited him, “When you hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbors, in case they may invite you back and you have repayment. Rather, when you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015 


God has given me authority in heaven and on earth, but my writ does not extend to hell. You will just have to put up with it.

Pope Paul III

 

Psalm 37:39-40

The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; he is their refuge in the time of trouble. The Lord helps them and rescues them; he rescues them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 


Has anyone ever come away from her—Mary—troubled or saddened or ignorant of the heavenly mysteries? Who has not returned to everyday life gladdened and joyful because his request had been granted by the Mother of God?

Blessed Amadeus of Lausanne

 

Luke 1:28

And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.”

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2015 


Put your heart at His feet. It is the gift He loves most.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton

 

Philippians 4:7

Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015 


Once you begin to believe there is help 'out there,' you will know it to be true.

St. Bartholomew

 

Isaiah 25:9

On that day it will be said: “Indeed, this is our God; we looked to him, and he saved us! This is the LORD to whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015 


It is important that you choose your career with care, so that you may really follow the vocation that God has destined for you. No day should pass without some prayer to this end. Often repeat with Saint Paul: 'Lord, what will you have me do?'

St. John Bosco

 

1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

 

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015 


Christ acts like a loving mother. To induce us to follow Him, He gives us Himself as an example and promises us a reward in His kingdom.

St. Anthony of Padua

 

Psalm 119:9-11

How can the young keep his way without fault? Only by observing your words. With all my heart I seek you; do not let me stray from your commandments. In my heart I treasure your promise that I may not sin against you.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015


Let it be assured that to do no wrong is really superhuman and belongs to God alone.

St. Gregory of Nazianzus

 

Romans 3:22-26

For there is no distinction; all have sinned and are deprived of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as an expiation,through faith, by his blood, to prove his righteousness because of the forgiveness of sins previously committed,through the forbearance of God—to prove his righteousness in the present time, that he might be righteous and justify the one who has faith in Jesus.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, JANUARY 23, 2015


Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one's awareness of one's ignorance.
Anthony de Mello, S.J.

 

James 1:5-6

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it.But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015


How perfectly it accords with what our Savior wishes us to have unceasingly on our lips and in our hearts – ‘Thy will be done’.
Jean-Pierre de Caussade

 

Matthew 6:9-13

This is how you are to pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2015


How true it is that God lovingly protects and encourages everyone who recognizes their own weakness and trustfully asks the help of his Providence.

Blessed Basil Anthony Marie Moreau

 

Psalm 139:10

Even there your hand guides me, your right hand holds me fast.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one!

C.S. Lewis

 

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits* of another.

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015


Once you begin to believe there is help 'out there,' you will know it to be true.

St. Bartholomew

 

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015


If we are worth anything, it is not because we have more money or more talent, or more human qualities. Insofar as we are worth anything, it is because we are grafted on to Christ's life, his cross and resurrection. That is a person's measure.

Archbishop Oscar Romero

 

1 Corinthians 15:1-4

Now I should remind you, brothers and sisters,* of the good news* that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.

For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015


Ya see, me and the Lord have an understanding.

Jake Blues

 

James 4:6

But he bestows a greater grace; therefore, it says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, JANUARY 16, 2015


Let us establish a permanent Spring season in our heart through 'yes' often repeated to all of God's permissions and wills.

St. Francisca Salesia

 

Isaiah 32:8

But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015


However dark it gets, the Light of Christ will shine ever brighter.

 

Matthew 10:26

So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known.

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015


Either we must speak as we dress, or dress as we speak. Why do we profess one thing and display another? The tongue talks of chastity, but the whole body reveals impurity.

St. Jerome

 

Romans 13:11-14

The night is advanced, the day is at hand. Let us then throw off the works of darkness [and] put on the armor of light; let us conduct ourselves properly as in the day. not in orgies and drunkenness, not in promiscuity and licentiousness, not in rivalry and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2015


All our sanctity and perfection consists in conforming ourselves to the will of God, which is the sole and supreme rule of perfection and of holiness.

Blessed Alfonso Maria Mazurek


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    MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015


We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial.

St. Apollinaris the Apologist

 

Proverbs 9:10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, JANUARY 11, 2015


Joy is a net of love by which we catch souls.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Psalm 4:6-9

Offer fitting sacrifices and trust in the LORD. Many say, “May we see better times! LORD, show us the light of your face!”

But you have given my heart more joy than they have when grain and wine abound. In peace I will lie down and fall asleep, for you alone, LORD, make me secure.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015


God created shadows to better emphasize the light.

St. Pope John XXIII

 

Isaiah 9:1

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, JANUARY 9, 2015


The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.

Thomas Merton

 

1 John 4:16-18

God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him. In this is love brought to perfection among us, that we have confidence on the day of judgment because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.

A DAILY DOSE    THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2015


It’s not that we don’t have enough scoundrels to curse; it’s that we don’t have enough good men to curse them.

G. K. Chesterton

 

1 Peter 4:10

And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God’s diverse gifts. 

A DAILY DOSE    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015


We therefore grossly deceive ourselves in not allotting more time to the study of divine truths. It is not enough barely to believe them, and let our thoughts now and then glance upon them: that knowledge which shows us heaven, will not bring us to the possession of it, and will deserve punishments, not rewards, if it remain slight, weak, and superficial.

St. Apollinaris the Apologist

 

Romans 12: 18-21

If possible, on your part, live at peace with all. Beloved, do not look for revenge but leave room for the wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord." Rather, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals upon his head." Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.

A DAILY DOSE    TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015


Take a moment to think of everything you're proud of about yourself and your life. Then ask yourself if you would have any of this without God's permission and aid? Give credit where credit is due; praise and thank Him, not yourself.

St. Francis of Assisi

 

John 1:16

From his fullness we have all received, grace in place of grace

A DAILY DOSE    MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015


Be willing to give yourself, and there will be new life for you in this New Year and in every year.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

Isaiah 55:8

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways—oracle of the LORD.

A DAILY DOSE    SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015


With over eight thousand and seven hundred hours left in the year, that’s a lot of hours to choose and use to put yourself in a better position to be who God has called you to be. Persevere.

 

Galatians 6:9

Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up.

A DAILY DOSE    SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015


Since you belong to God, you have to give yourself back to God.

Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara

 

1 John 4:4

You belong to God, children, and you have conquered them, for the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

A DAILY DOSE    FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015


Be loyal to the Lord, accept His will.

St. Peter Ou

 

John 6:40

For this is the will of God, that every one who sees the Son and believes in him should have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

 

A DAILY DOSE   JANUARY 1, 2015


The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

G. K. Chesterton

 

Psalm 23:1-3

The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.

In green pastures he makes me lie down;

to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul.

He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name.