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A Daily Dose Saturday, July 31, 2010

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

Romans 12:1-3

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.

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.

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

 

A Daily Dose Friday, July 30, 2010

There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other.St. Peter Chrysologus

Ephesians 4:30-32

And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

A Daily Dose Thursday, July 29, 2010

Humility teaches each soul not to lose heart in the face of its own blunders. True humility leads us to ask for forgiveness.St. Josemaria Escriva

Matthew 6:11-12

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

 

A Daily Dose Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Patience is the companion of wisdom. St. Augustine

Psalm 59:17-18

But I shall sing of your strength, extol your love at dawn, For you are my fortress, my refuge in time of trouble.

My strength, your praise I will sing; you, God, are my fortress, my loving God.

 

A Daily Dose Tuesday, July 27, 2010

To follow you is to move beyond ego-trips. It means coping with the business of life without trampling on others or making them suffer. There is a world here to be explored. To deny myself - to reach a point where my self is no longer the most important thing in the world; to be able to take a back seat comfortably; to be happy to listen; to accept without resentment the diminishments that come to me through time or circumstances. Sacred Space

John 15:5-7

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned.

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, July 26, 2010

There are moments in life of special importance such as when the Lord shows us the way to be followed and then leaves it up to our will to respond.Blessed Margarita de Maturana

Ecclesiastes 1:16-17

Though I said to myself, "Behold, I have become great and stored up wisdom beyond all who were before me in Jerusalem, and my mind has broad experience of wisdom and knowledge"; yet when I applied my mind to know wisdom and knowledge, madness and folly, I learned that this also is a chase after wind.

 

A Daily Dose Sunday, July 25, 2010

Earthly riches are like the reed. Its roots are sunk in the swamp, and its exterior is fair to behold; but inside it is hollow. If a man leans on such a reed, it will snap off and pierce his soul. St. Anthony of Padua

Ecclesiastes 4:5-6

"The fool folds his arms and consumes his own flesh"--

Better is one handful with tranquility than two with toil and a chase after wind!

 

A Daily Dose Saturday, July 24, 2010

God doesn't give you the people you want, He gives you the people you NEED - to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to make you into the person you were meant to be.

Ecclesiastes 7:13-14

Consider the work of God. Who can make straight what he has made crooked?

On a good day enjoy good things, and on an evil day consider: Both the one and the other God has made, so that man cannot find fault with him in anything.

A Daily Dose Friday, July 23, 2010

One forgives to the degree that one loves.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Sirach 3:29-30

Water quenches a flaming fire, and alms atone for sins.

He who does a kindness is remembered afterward; when he falls, he finds a support.

 

A Daily Dose Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Bible is bread for daily use, not cake just for special occasions.

Proverbs 3:5-7

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, on your own intelligence rely not;

in all your ways be mindful of him, and he will make straight your paths.

Be not wise in your own eyes, fear the LORD and turn away from evil

 

A Daily Dose Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I have frequently noticed that Jesus doesn't want me to lay up provisions; He nourishes me at each moment with a totally new food; I find it within me without me knowing how it is there. I believe it is Jesus Himself hidden in the depths of my poor little heart. He is giving me the grace of acting within me, making me think of all He desires me to do at the present moment.Saint Therese of Lisieux

1 Timothy 2:1-4

First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. 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 Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lord, lead me to your well.
If you have not chosen the kingdom of God, it will make in the end no difference what you have chosen instead. Those are hard words to take. Does it matter to a man dying in a desert by which choice of route he missed the only well?

C.S. Lewis

John 7:37-38

On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, "Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: 'Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'"

 

A Daily Dose Monday, July 19, 2010

Jesus is not one who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin.


Hebrews 4:15:16

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace and timely help.

 

A Daily Dose Sunday, July 18, 2010

When the world pushes you to your knees, you are in a perfect position to pray.

Psalm 91:1-4

You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,

Say to the LORD, "My refuge and fortress, my God in whom I trust."

God will rescue you from the fowler's snare, from the destroying plague,

Will shelter you with pinions, spread wings that you may take refuge; God's faithfulness is a protecting shield.

 

A Daily Dose Saturday, July 17, 2010

Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence. Pope John Paul II

Sirach 2:1-11

My son, when you come to serve the LORD, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere of heart and steadfast, undisturbed in time of adversity. Cling to him, forsake him not; thus will your future be great.

Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; for in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation.

Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him.

You who fear the LORD, wait for his mercy, turn not away lest you fall.

You who fear the LORD, trust him, and your reward will not be lost.

You who fear the LORD, hope for good things, for lasting joy and mercy.

Study the generations long past and understand; has anyone hoped in the LORD and been disappointed? Has anyone persevered in his fear and been forsaken? has anyone called upon him and been rebuffed?

Compassionate and merciful is the LORD; he forgives sins, he saves in time of trouble.

 

A Daily Dose Friday, July 16, 2010

A Morning Offering

Lord, through the intercession of Mary, Joseph, and all the angels and saints, I offer you today all my prayers, desires, works, joys and sufferings. May I faithfully seek your will as you envision and reveal it to me in the present moment circumstances of this day. For through it, I will strive to accept each moment with gratitude and as a purposeful, precious gift from your hands.

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Proverbs 3:11-12

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

A Daily Dose Thursday, July 15, 2010

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige

John 5: 16-18

The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. Elijah was a human being like us; yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain upon the land. Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.

 

A Daily Dose Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.Thomas Merton

Colossians 3:12

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

 

A Daily Dose Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When I experience God’s non-judgmental and loving acceptance of myself in prayer, I am called to extend these same identifying features of compassion to others. When I remember that God tolerates and forgives the smelliness of my own faults and failings, I am more ready to accept what I find disdainful in others. Joyce Rupp

Ephesians 5:1-2

So be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and handed himself over for us as a sacrificial offering to God for a fragrant aroma.

A Daily Dose Monday, July 12, 2010

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Saint Augustine

Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

 

A Daily Dose Sunday, July 11, 2010

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Matthew 25:44-45

Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’

A Daily Dose Saturday, July 10, 2010

In communication, as well as in prayer, there are three things to be cognizant of: two ears, one mouth.

While in the practice of either, it is incumbent upon us to do more with what we have more of.

James 1:19-20, 23-24, 26

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.

For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his own face in a mirror, he sees himself, then goes off and promptly forgets what he looked like.

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, his religion is vain.

 

A Daily Dose Friday, July 9, 2010

Please keep in your prayers those who honor human life in their professions.
"On a particularly difficult day a nurse prayed: 'O God, where are you? Why don't you send help?' 'I did,' God replied, 'I sent you. And as long as it takes, I will be with you whenever and wherever you honor human life.'"
Fr. James Krings

Joshua 1:7-9

Above all, be firm and steadfast, taking care to observe the entire law which my servant Moses enjoined on you. Do not swerve from it either to the right or to the left, that you may succeed wherever you go.

Keep this book of the law on your lips. Recite it by day and by night, that you may observe carefully all that is written in it; then you will successfully attain your goal.

I command you: be firm and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go."

 

A Daily Dose Thursday, July 8, 2010

Both humility and prayer grow from an ear, mind, and tongue that have lived in silence with God, for in the silence of the heart God speaks.

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

1 Samuel 3:9-10

Therefore Eli said to Samuel, ‘Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” ’ So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, ‘Samuel! Samuel!’ And Samuel said, ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.

 

A Daily Dose Wednesday, July 7, 2010

What a gift prayer is! It is the real treasure of our soul, our being able to give to God the worship of perfect adoration. Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Jeremiah 33:2-3

Thus says the LORD who made the earth and gave it form and firmness, whose name is LORD:

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

 

A Daily Dose Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Gift of the Present Moment

If I did not simply live from one moment to the next, it would be impossible for me to keep my patience. I can see only the present, I forget the past and I take good care not to think about the future. We get discouraged and feel despair because we brood about the past and the future. It is such folly to pass one’s time fretting, instead of resting quietly on the heart of Jesus. St. Therese

2 Peter 20-21

Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation, for no prophecy ever came through human will; but rather human beings moved by the Holy Spirit spoke under the influence of God.

 

A Daily Dose Monday, July 5, 2010

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success. Elbert Hubbard

Proverbs 25:15

With patience a ruler may be persuaded, and a soft tongue will break a bone.

 

A Daily Dose Sunday, July 4, 2010

Before starting your activities, offer Jesus a few words of your choosing; then during your work often lift up your mind to God. You will benefit much and there will be no detriment to your job.St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Acts 17:26-27

He made from one the whole human race to dwell on the entire surface of the earth, and he fixed the ordered seasons and the boundaries of their regions, so that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far from any one of us.

 

A Daily Dose Saturday, July 3, 2010

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.Oliver Goldsmith

John 20:24-28

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came.

So the other disciples said to him, "We have seen the Lord." But he said to them, "Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."

Now a week later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, "Peace be with you." Then he said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe." Thomas answered and said to him, "My Lord and my God!"

 

A Daily Dose Friday, July 2, 2010

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

Luke 9:23-25

Then he said to all, "If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world yet lose or forfeit himself?

 

A Daily Dose Thursday, July 1, 2010

Let us pray.
Prayer is as essential to the inner life as breath is to the body. Don M. Aycock

Mark 9:26-29

Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out. He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, "He is dead!"

But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.

When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private, "Why could we not drive it out?"

He said to them, "This kind can only come out through prayer."

 

 
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