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A Daily Dose     Monday, March 31, 2014


I am constantly surprised at how I keep taking the gifts God has given me--my health, my intellect and emotional gifts--and keep using them to impress people, receive affirmation and praise, and compete for rewards, instead of developing them for the glory of God. It's almost as if I want to prove to myself and to my world that I do not need God's love, and that I can make a life on my own.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

 

1 Peter 2:4-5

Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God, and, like living stones, let yourselves be builtinto a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

A Daily Dose     Sunday, March 30, 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


Galatians 5:22-23

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

A Daily Dose     Saturday, March 29, 2014


Acquire the habit of speaking to God as if you were alone with Him, familiarly and with confidence and love, as to the dearest and most loving of friends. Speak to Him often of your business, your plans, your troubles, your fears…

St. Alphonsus Liguori


Psalm 145:18-19

The LORD is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.

A Daily Dose     Friday, March 28, 2014


Take it.

Know it.

Be it.

With God.

 

Psalm 62:2-3

My soul rests in God alone, from whom comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and salvation, my fortress; I shall never fall.

A Daily Dose     Thursday, March 27, 2014


Courage is born at the point where God's grace and human effort intersect.

Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher

 

Titus 3:4-7

But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, not because of anyrighteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life.

A Daily Dose     Wednesday, March 26, 2014


I believe in God the Father, in God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost; in these Three Persons I fully believe, and that by the passion, death and merits of Christ Jesus I must be saved.

St. Margaret Clitherow

 

1 Corinthians 1:18

The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

A Daily Dose     Tuesday, March 25, 2014


God's will, God's way.

God's way, God's will.

 

Luke 1:38

Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.”

Then the angel departed from her.

A Daily Dose     Monday, March 24, 2014


Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Proverbs 25:11

Golden apples in silver settings are words spoken at the proper time.

A Daily Dose     Sunday, March 23, 2014


There are only two ways to live your life.

One is as though nothing is a miracle.

The other is as if everything is.

Albert Einstein


John 4:15

The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I may not be thirsty or have to keep coming here to draw water.”

A Daily Dose     Saturday, March 22, 2014


Physical separation does not prevent spiritual presence among persons whom Our Lord has united by bonds of His holy love. The stronger this love grows within us, the closer it binds us together.

St. Louise de Marillac


Matthew 28:20

And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.

A Daily Dose     Friday, March 21, 2014


We hardly find any persons of good sense 
save those who agree with us.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Proverbs 18:2

Fools take no delight in understanding, but only in displaying what they think.

A Daily Dose     Thursday, March 20, 2014


Pray, hope, don’t worry.

St. Padre Pio

 

Ephesians 1:15-17

Therefore, I, too, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones,do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,hat the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.

A Daily Dose     Wednesday, March 19, 2014


As I reflect on my own journey, I become more and more aware of how long I have played the role of observer. Had I, myself, really ever dared to step into the center, kneel down, and let myself be held by a forgiving God?

Henri J.M. Nouwen

 

Philemon 1:4-6

I give thanks to my God always, remembering you in my prayers, as I hear of the love and the faith you have in the Lord Jesus and for all the holy ones, so that your partnership in the faith may become effective in recognizing every good there is in us that leads to Christ.

A Daily Dose     Tuesday, March 18, 2014


Accepting the faith is like putting into the bank the money we have given you; God will ask you for an account of this deposit.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem


Jeremiah 17:10

I, the LORD, explore the mind and test the heart, giving to all according to their ways,according to the fruit of their deeds.

A Daily Dose     Monday, March 17, 2014


I bind to myself today God's Power to guide me, God's Might to uphold me, God's Wisdom to teach me...  from St. Patrick's Breastplate

 

And He watched over me before I knew Him and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil.

St. Patrick

 

Psalm 16:1-2

Keep me safe, O God; in you I take refuge. I say to the LORD, you are my Lord, you are my only good.

A Daily Dose     Sunday, March 16, 2014


We’re searching for something spectacular to convince us of God’s presence. Yet it is the simple things, common events and common longings, where God may be found.

James Martin, S.J.

 

Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

A Daily Dose     Saturday, March 15, 2014


Physical separation does not prevent spiritual presence among persons whom Our Lord has united by bonds of His holy love. 

The stronger this love grows within us, the closer it binds us together.

St. Louise de Marillac


Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

A Daily Dose     Friday, March 14, 2014


Let us run like madmen not only toward God but also toward our neighbors, who alone can be the recipients of what we cannot give to God, since He has no need of our goods.

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

 

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.

A Daily Dose     Thursday, March 13, 2014


Adversities do not make a man frail; they show what sort of man he is.

Thomas Á Kempis

 

Psalm 86:1-7

Incline your ear, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed. Preserve my life, for I am devoted; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; be gracious to me, Lord; to you I call all the day. Gladden the soul of your servant; to you, Lord, I lift up my soul. Lord, you are good and forgiving, most merciful to all who call on you. LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help. On the day of my distress I call to you, for you will answer me.

A Daily Dose     Wednesday, March 12, 2014


If you do not believe in God, you still encounter the same problems, but you cannot call upon God or faith to resolve them.

Robert J. Spitzer

 

Leviticus 19:2

Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.

A Daily Dose     Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Our prayer is public and communitarian and when we pray we do not pray for one alone but for all the people, because we are one with all the people.

St. Cyprian of Carthage

 

Psalm 56:10-12

My foes turn back when I call on you. This I know: God is on my side. I praise the word of God, I praise the word of the LORD. In God I trust, I do not fear. What can man do to me?

A Daily Dose     Monday, March 10, 2014


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

Oswald Chambers

 

Psalm 55:17

Evening and morning, and at noon, I will pray and cry aloud; and He shall hear my voice. 

A Daily Dose     Sunday, March 9, 2014


He alone has truly become a child of God who gives evidence of his regeneration by putting away from himself all vice.

St. Gregory of Nyssa


1 Corinthians 13:12

At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.

A Daily Dose     Saturday, March 8, 2014


If we look forward to receiving God's mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness.

St. John of God


Psalm 27:13-14

I believe I shall see the LORD’s goodnessin the land of the living. Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!

A Daily Dose     Friday, March 7, 2014


Do not compare yourself to others, because you limit your potential in me.

As noted by the Holy Spirit when we fail to see the good in ourselves compared to others

 

John 10:10

A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.

A Daily Dose     Thursday, March 6, 2014


Do not get upset about the dryness and coldness you are suffering; be consoled in the depths of your heart, remembering the words of our Lord…

St. Francis de Sales

 

Matthew 5:3-6

How blest are the poor in spirit...

Blest are they who hunger and thirst for holiness…

A Daily Dose     Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014


There is no perfect prayer unless the intellect invokes God; and when our thought cries aloud without distraction, the Lord will listen.

St. Mark the Ascetic

 

Psalm 34:19-20

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed. Many are the troubles of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.

A Daily Dose     Tuesday, March 4, 2014


Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith

Margaret Shepard


James 1:2-3

Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials,for you know that the testingof your faith produces perseverance.

A Daily Dose     Monday, March 3, 2014


If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them.

St. Katharine Drexel

 

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     Sunday, March 2, 2014


Traveling life’s road can get wearisome… there is someone who will share that weariness with you.

 

Matthew 11:30

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. 

A Daily Dose     Saturday, March 1, 2014


…as often as God disturbs the sky, yet spares us still, we should implore God‘s mercy, examining the innermost recesses of our hearts and purging out the dregs of our sins, and behave with such caution that we may never deserve to be struck down.

St. Chad of Mercia

 

Matthew 8:88

Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof; only say the word and my servant will be healed.