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A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016


However, always remember to focus on God when trying to amend your life, not self. Trust in His mercy. Give Him praise under all conditions.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Psalm 25:6-7

Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2016


There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning, they experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle, the contests of temptation; and in the end, the fullness of perfection.

Pope St. Gregory the Great

 

Jeremiah 3:22

Return, rebellious children! I will heal your rebellions. 

“Here we are! We belong to you, for you are the LORD, our God.

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016


Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.”

N.T. Wright

 

John 20:16-17

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni,” which means Teacher.Jesus said to her, “Stop holding on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’

A DAILY DOSE      EASTER, MARCH 27, 2016


And he departed from our sight and we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.

St Augustine

 

1 Peter 1:1-7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith, to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.

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      HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016


How still can the earth be when all waited to see what was to happen in a matter of hours? Could their faith hold out? 

Can ours?

 

John 19:41-42

Now in the place where he had been crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had yet been buried.

So they laid Jesus there because of the Jewish preparation day; for the tomb was close by.

A DAILY DOSE      GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016


For all that He did this day for us, His best is yet to come...

  

John 15:16-17

It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another

A DAILY DOSE      HOLY THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016


We live and we die. 

Christ died and lived. 

So that we might do the same. 

 

Luke 9:24 

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016


Pain doesn’t just show up in our lives for no reason. 

There is something in our lives that needs to change to get rid of it. 

 

1 Peter 5:9-10 

Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings. The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016


Don’t over analyze your marriage; it’s like yanking up your favorite houseplant every 20 minutes to see how its roots are growing.

 

Proverbs 19:14

Home and possessions are an inheritance from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016


Humility is the mother of salvation.

St. Bernard

 

Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the LORD, therefore he shows sinners the way, He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble his way.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016


All theology consists in finding out what is meant by the words “He is.” Let us begin.
Frank Sheed

 

John 14:6: 

Jesus replied, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016


Surely if God's goodness is so great that in one instant we can obtain pardon and grace, how can we tell that he who was a sinner yesterday is the same today? Yesterday must not judge today, nor today yesterday; it is the last day that will give the final verdict.

St. Francis de Sales

 

Romans 12:18

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.


A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016


If you are suffering from a bad man’s injustice, forgive him, lest there be two bad men. 

St. Augustine 

 

Ephesians 4:32 

And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016


May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil may know of your departure.

Irish prayer


Wisdom 3:4-5

For if to others, indeed, they seem punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of Himself.

 

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016 


Live to love your life, not to fear your faults.

 

Psalm 16:11

You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016 


For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray - that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy. And when the Last Day comes, we shall be judged from this, and on this basis we shall receive the eternal verdict.
St. Faustina 

 

Matthew 9:13 

Go and learn the meaning of the words, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016 


To be completely free from temptation is one thing, if not impossible, as we learn to turn away from it. Let’s not make it any harder to do by leaving a forwarding address. 

 

Proverbs 7:25-26 

Do not let your heart turn to her ways, do not go astray in her paths; for many are those she has struck down dead, numerous, those she has slain.

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2016


To love God is to will what He wills. 

Charles de Foucauld 

 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

Rejoice always. 

Pray without ceasing. 

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

Do not quench the Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016


When we have travelled all ways, we shall come to the End of all ways, who says, "I am the way." 

St Ambrose 

 

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016


Let us accept what we very often cannot avoid, and endure with love and resignation things which could cause us weariness and disgust. This is what being holy means.

Jean-Pierre de Caussade

 

1 Peter 1:14-15

Like obedient children, do not act in compliance with the desires of your former ignorancebut, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016


My God, how well you know my great need of Your help. I trust in Your infinite mercy, and I shall always do so, regardless of the spiritual state in which I might find myself.

St. Teresa Margaret Redi

 

Psalm 33:21-22

For in him our hearts rejoice;in his holy name we trust.

May your mercy, LORD, be upon us as we put our hope in you.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016


The present-day mentality, more perhaps than that of people in the past, seems opposed to a God of mercy, and in fact tends to exclude from life and to remove from the human heart the very idea of mercy. The word and the concept of 'mercy' seem to cause uneasiness in man...

Pope St. John Paul II

 

Psalm 103:8-10

Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in mercy. He will not always accuse, and nurses no lasting anger; He has not dealt with us as our sins merit, nor requited us as our wrongs deserve.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016


Faith means battles; if there are no contests, it is because there are none who desire to contend.

St. Ambrose

 

Mark 9:23-24

Jesus said to him, “‘If you can!’ Everything is possible to one who has faith.” Then the boy’s father cried out, “I do believe, help my unbelief!”

A DAILY DOSE      MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016


Men by petitioning may merit to receive what almighty God arranged before the ages to give them.

Pope St. Gregory

 

Luke 18:7

Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them?

A DAILY DOSE      SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 2016


The best kind of compliments to pay to your wife are... frequent ones.

 

Proverbs 31:28-29

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her:

Many are the women of proven worth, but you have excelled them all.

A DAILY DOSE      SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016


Nobody is excluded from the kingdom of heaven except through human fault. 

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

John 11:25-26

I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. 

A DAILY DOSE      FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016


The eyes are blind when the mind is on other things.

 

John 9:25

One thing I do know is that I was blind and now I see.

A DAILY DOSE      THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016


How happy I am to see myself imperfect and be in need of God's mercy.

St. Therese of Lisieux 

 

1 Peter 5:10-11

The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ Jesus will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little. To Him be the dominion forever.

A DAILY DOSE      WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016


You want God's mercy? Avoid sin and develop a healthy fear and love of the Lord.

St. Bonaventure

 

Psalm 103:8

Merciful and gracious is the LORD,slow to anger, abounding in mercy.

A DAILY DOSE      TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016


Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. 

Thomas a Kempis 

 

Colossians 3:8-10

But now you must put them all away: anger, fury, malice, slander, and obscene language out of your mouths. Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator.