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A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014


The major temptation is pride — it should not be I did it my way, but I did it Thy way. True happiness comes from humbly conforming to His will.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan


2 Samuel 22:31

God’s way is unerring; the LORD’s promise is tried and true; he is a shield for all who trust in him.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014 


If you want to go fast, go alone. 

If you want to go far, go together.

Brian Sooy

 

Psalm 37:23-24

The valiant one whose steps are guided by the LORD,who will delight in his way,may stumble, but he will never fall,for the LORD holds his hand.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014 


Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; we do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ. 

Blaise Pascal 

 

John 17:3 

Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 


I want to be holy, loving Jesus in the Eucharist, suffering with Christ Crucified and seeing Christ in my brothers and sisters.

Blessed Maria Grazia Tarallo 

 

John 6:51 

I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 


Prayer is the exercise of drawing on the grace of God. 

Oswald Chambers 

 

Philippians 1:9-10 

And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014 


Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality. 

William Painter 

 

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!

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014 


In everyday life, then, we must hold ourselves in balance before all created gifts insofar as we have a choice and are not bound by some responsibility. We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or short one. For everything has the potential of calling forth in us a more loving response to our life forever with God

Our only desire and our once choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads me to God’s deepening life in me

David Fleming 

The Spiritual Exercises 

 

Philippians 2:3-4 

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 


Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. 

Maya Angelou 

 

Colossians 3:17 

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 


When our prayer life seems empty, dry and worn out, it is not God who is worn out or tired; His love is inexhaustible. 

Pray as if our love for Him and for others, is too.

 

Galatians 2:20

yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014


If you judge people, you have no time to love them. 

Blessed Mother Teresa 

 

John 13:34-35

I give you a new commandment :love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. 

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014


Strive with all your might to bring your interior activity into accord with God, and you will overcome exterior passions.

St. Arsenius the Great

 

1 Corinthians 12:31

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014


I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him. I ended up by asking God to do His work through me.

Hudson Taylor


Proverbs 11:25

Whoever confers benefits will be amply enriched, and whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014


Make no mistake about it, responsibilities toward other human beings are the greatest blessings God can send us.

Dorothy Dix

 

Matthew 18:1

Again, amen, I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my heavenly Father. 

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014


The more we expect to hear from God, the more likely it would seem He would expect to hear from us.


Psalm 86:5-6

Lord, you are good and forgiving, most merciful to all who call on you. LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014


How often do we let ourselves be bothered by the ‘unpeacefulness’ of others? Let the peace of Christ find His way into our lives and into theirs with grace and understanding.


Matthew 10:11-13

Whatever town or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you leave. As you enter the house, greet it. If the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014


You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope.

Thomas Merton


Galatians 6:7-8

Make no mistake: God is not mocked, for a person will reap only what he sows,because the one who sows for his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows for the spirit will reap eternal life from the spirit.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014


If we are on fire with longing for our heavenly home in our hearts, we will have no difficulty in enduring exterior cold.

St. Bonaventure 


Luke 24:32

Then they said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the scriptures to us.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 14, 2014


Prayer is the raising of the mind to God. We must always remember this. The actual words matter less. 

St. Pope John XXIII

 

Psalms 4:1

Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. 

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2014


It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.

Will Rogers


2 Timothy 2:15-17

Be eager to present yourself as acceptable to God, a workman who causes no disgrace, imparting the word of truth without deviation. Avoid profane, idle talk, for such people will become more and more godless, and their teaching will spread like gangrene.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 12, 2014


If we only have sense enough to leave everything to the guidance of God's hands, we should reach the highest peak of holiness. 

Jean-Pierre de Caussade


Psalm 25:4-5

Make known to me your ways, LORD; teach me your paths. Guide me by your fidelity and teach me, for you are God my savior, for you I wait all the day long.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014


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


Galatians 5:16-17
Live in accord with the spirit and you will not yield to the cravings of the flesh. The flesh lusts against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh; the two are directly opposed. 

That is why you do not do what your will intends.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014


The more we come to fully know and trust our God, the less we will rely fully and count on the world. 

 

John 14:1

Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014


Without the Way, there is no going, Without the Truth, there is no knowing, Without the Life, there is no living. 

Thomas à Kempis 

 

John 14:27 

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014


It's easy to be a decent person and to do good as long as it doesn't cost you anything. It's when it costs you everything that you have a story that's inspirational. 

Steve Zaillian 

 

Luke 6:32-33 

For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014


Forgiveness is love in its noblest form. 


Luke 7:43

So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JULY 6, 2014


Faith is like a bright ray of sunlight. It enables us to see God in all things as well as all things in God.

St. Francis de Sales


Philippians 3:13-14

Brothers, I for my part do not consider myself to have taken possession. Just one thing: forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead,I continue my pursuit toward the goal, the prize of God’s upward calling, in Christ Jesus.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JULY 5, 2014


Father, I am seeking: I am hesitant and uncertain, but will you, O God, watch over each step of mine and guide me.

St. Augustine


Proverbs 4:23

More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it. 

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014


The end for which we are created invites us to walk a road that is surely sown with a lot of thorns, but it is not sad; through even the sorrow, it is illuminated by joy.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 


Psalm 139:16

Your eyes saw me unformed; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014


The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened.

Pope Saint Gregory the Great 


Psalm 18:2-3

I love you, LORD, my strength, LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, my saving horn, my stronghold!

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 2014


Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all. 


Proverbs 17:28

Even fools, keeping silent, are considered wise; if they keep their lips closed, intelligent.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014


Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today’s peace. Leave all in the hands of God.


Isaiah 9:1-2

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; Upon those who lived in a land of gloom a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at harvest, as they exult when dividing the spoils.