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A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014


Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.

Mother Teresa

 

Psalm 100:4

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014


Grace means that God already loves us as much as an infinite God can possibly love.

Philip Yancey


2 Corinthians 12:9

My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 2014


As long as anyone has the means of doing good to his neighbors, and does not do so, he shall be reckoned a stranger to the love of the Lord.

St. Irenaeus of Lyons


Isaiah 6:3

One cried out to the other:

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!

All the earth is filled with his glory!”

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014


Joy is really a road sign pointing us to God. Once we have found God...we no longer need to trouble ourselves so much about the quest for joy.

C. S. Lewis

 

1 Peter 1:6-7

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while you may have to suffer through various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire, may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014


All the things of this world are no more than dirt. Place them in a heap under your feet and you'll be so much nearer to heaven.

St. Josemaría Escrivá


Proverbs 16:9

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

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014


A jewel demands a setting of gold, and a pearl should be only placed in precious necklaces. Be, then, the finest sort of gold! Be a precious necklace, so that the spiritual pearl can be set in you! For Christ the Lord is the pearl that the rich merchant in the gospel hastened to buy.

St. Maximus of Turin

 

1 Peter 2:9

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014


John is born of an old woman who is barren; Christ is born of a young woman who is a virgin. That John will be born is not believed, and his father is struck dumb; that Christ will be born is believed, and he is conceived by faith.

St. Augustine

 

Ephesians 2:10

For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014


Patient Trust

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.

We should like to skip the intermediate stages.

We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you.

 

Your ideas mature gradually—let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don't try to force them on, as though you could be today what time (that is to say, grace and circumstances acting on your own good will) will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.

 

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete. 

By Pierre Teilhard De Chardin SJ

 

Jeremiah 31:25

For I will slake the thirst of the faint; the appetite of all the weary I will satisfy.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014


The beginning of all holiness is humbly admitting that without God we can do nothing, but that, with, in, and through Him, everything is possible!

St. Therese of Lisieux


Exodus 33:14

My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014


God has a time for everything, a perfect schedule. He is never too soon, never too late. The when of His will is as important as the what and the how.

Richard C. Halverson


Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is a witness for the appointed time, a testimony to the end; it will not disappoint. If it delays, wait for it, it will surely come, it will not be late.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014


He who has God and everything has no more than he who has God alone.

C. S. Lewis

 

Psalm 46:11

Be still and know that I am God. 

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014


When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Will Rogers

 

1 Corinthians 15:34

Become sober as you ought and stop sinning. For some have no knowledge of God; I say this to your shame. 

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014


I was beginning to discover that when we set our feet upon the red carpet that God rolls out before us, He surprises us with unexpected delights.

Abby Johnson


Ecclesiastes 3:1

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014


If my efforts stop just one sin from being committed, I shall consider them worthwhile.

St. John Francis Regi

 

John 15:8

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014


God bestows more consideration on the purity of the intention with which our actions are performed than on the actions themselves.

St. Augustine

 

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014


We are all flowers planted on this earth, which God plucks in His own good time: some a little sooner, some a little later. One is a blushing rose, another a virginal lily, a third a humble violet. Let us all try to please our sovereign Lord and Master by the gift and the fragrance he has given us.

St. Theophane Venard


1 Corinthians 3:7

Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014


You are either making progress or digressing. There is no standing still in the spiritual journey.

Matthew Kelly

 

Matthew 12:30

Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014


Each of us, made in His image and likeness, is yet another promise He has made to the universe that He will continue to love it and care for it. 

Brennan Manning 

 

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014


I have wished to engrave and inscribe on your heart this holy, sacred maxim, LIVE JESUS.  

St. Francis de Sales 

 

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      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014


Be burning flames that inflame with God's love all those you come in contact with.

St. Paula Frassinetti 

 

Luke 3:16

John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014


In A Way to Love, Anthony de Mello states that to love “means to seea person, a thing, a situation, as it really is and not as you imagine it to be, and to give it the response it deserves. 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." 


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      MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014


This is true wisdom, to find a faith that can carry us through darkness, doubt and suffering.

Sacred Space

 

Malachi 3:17-18

 “On the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty, “they will be my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as a father has compassion and spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 8, 2014


A grateful heart is one that finds the joy of countless blessings of God in the seemingly mundane everyday life.


Psalm 136:1-3

Praise the LORD, for he is good for his mercy endures forever; Praise the God of gods; for his mercy endures forever; Praise the Lord of lords; for his mercy endures forever

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014


How can we move on with our lives and not waste time thinking about our hurts? We can turn to Jesus to free us from things that block us from living our life to the fullest.

St. William of York


1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong. 

Your every act should be done with love.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014


May God make us worthy to listen to what is fitting for us and do it. For in the measure that we pay fitting attention and take care to carry out what we hear, God will always enlighten us and make us understand His will.

St. Dorotheos of Gaza

 

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014


To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us–and He has given us everything. 

Thomas Merton

 

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014


Prefer nothing to the love of Christ.

St. Benedict


Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014


Spirit of God I ask for this grace: … fill me with your holy gifts. Grant me the spirit of prayer and zeal like that of the apostles. Fill me especially with the gifts of wisdom and fear of the Lord. Come, Holy Spirit. 

St. Enric de Osso y Cervello

 

Matthew 28:19

Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014


Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.