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A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014


Advent is the perfect time to clear and prepare the Way. Advent is a winter training camp for those who desire peace. By reflection and prayer, by reading and meditation, we can make our hearts a place where a blessing of peace would desire to abide and where the birth of the Prince of Peace might take place.

Edwards Hays

 

Mark 13:32-33

But of that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014


Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them. Every day begin the task anew.

St. Francis de Sales

 

2 Thessalonians 1:4-5

Accordingly, we ourselves boast of you in the churches of God regarding your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and the afflictions you endure. This is evidence of the just judgment of God, so that you may be considered worthy of the kingdom of God for which you are suffering.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2014


Resist it in the beginning.

If something is coming between you and God, ask God to take it.

He’s got a better reach than you do.

 

Job 11:13-20

If you set your heart aright and stretch out your hands toward him, if iniquity is in your hand, remove it, and do not let injustice dwell in your tent, surely then you may lift up your face in innocence; you may stand firm and unafraid.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014


You should concern yourself more with what God thinks and less with what others think of you. 

Matthew Kelly

 

1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble. Do not return evil for evil, or insult for insult; but, on the contrary, a blessing, because to this you were called, that you might inherit a blessing.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014


The Church’s humility, respectfulness and silence might reveal more clearly the face of God in Jesus.

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

 

2 Corinthians 3:18

And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.


A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014


Do not believe useless the effort that does not immediately produce fruit; have patience and, with the help of God, you will be able to gain much by working in His vineyard. If, by chance, we find our duty beyond our strength, let us take care not to lose our heads. It is then that we have a reason and even the right to expect greater assistance from the Lord.

Blessed Maria Anna Sala

 

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin.So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, NOVEMBER  24, 2014


Our goal each day is to put ourselves in a position to do what God has called us to be.

 

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, your sanctification.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER  23, 2014


Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.

G. K Chesterton

 

Exodus 20:15

You shall not steal.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  22,1014


More than ever I find myself in the hands of God. This illness is what I have wanted all my life from my youth. But now there is a difference; the initiative is entirely with God. It is indeed a profound spiritual experience to know and feel myself so totally in God’s hands.

Fr. Pedro Arrupe

 

Philippians 1:29

For to you has been granted, for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER  21, 2014


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

Mother Teresa

 

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

 

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014


If I saw the gates of Hell open and I stood on the brink of the abyss, I should not despair, I should not lose hope of mercy, because I should trust in You, my God.

St. Gemma Galgani

 

1 John 2: 14

I write to you, children, because you know the Father.

I write to you, fathers, because you know him who is from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the evil one.


A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19,1014


The story of Jesus is to be proclaimed and celebrated. Some will hear and rejoice, some will remain indifferent, some will become hostile. The story of Jesus will not always be accepted, but it must be told.

Fr. Henri Nouwen


John 1:1-2

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.


A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18,1014


I do not rely on my own strength, but on the strength of Him who defeated the power of Hell and of the world through the Cross.

St.Théophane Vénard

 

Ephesians 4:2-3

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17,1014


Anything is a blessing which makes us pray.

C. H. Spurgeon

 

Colossians 3:15

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16,1014


When God solves our problems, we have faith in His abilities.

When doesn’t solve them, He has faith in ours.

 

Mark 11:22-23

Jesus said to them in reply, “Have faith in God. Amen, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it shall be done for him.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  15,1014


Yesterday is gone. 

Tomorrow has not yet come. 

We have only today.

Let us begin.

Blessed Mother Teresa


James 4:13-14

Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit'-you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14,1014


All is too little for the Lord.

St. Agostina Petrantoni

 

Proverbs 1:33

But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13,1014


Jesus Christ, Lord of all, you see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil.

St. Agatha

 

James 4:13

Come now, you who say, 'Today or tomorrow we shall go into such and such a town, spend a year there doing business, and make a profit' -- you have no idea what your life will be like tomorrow. You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears."

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12,1014


Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

Reverend Billy Graham

 

Psalm 29:11

May the LORD give might to his people; may the LORD bless his people with peace.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11,1014


Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time. Today is the day!

Jim Stovall

 

James 1:12

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10,1014


Jesus Christ, Lord of all, you see my heart, you know my desires. Possess all that I am. I am your sheep: make me worthy to overcome the devil.

St. Agatha

 

Hebrews 4:16

Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. 

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9,1014


Always bear in mind as a safe general rule that while God tries us by His crosses and sufferings, He always leaves us a glimmer of light by which we continue to have great trust in him and to recognize His immense goodness.

St. Padre Pio

 

John 8:12

Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8,1014


The first thing you have to consider in prayer is your union with God.

Blessed Francis Palau y Quer

 

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD watch over the knowledgeable, but he defeats the projects of the faithless.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1014


Tolerance: the virtue of a man without convictions.

 

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6,1014


While it may be true that gratefulness will make us happy, it should be noted that it is ‘grace-fullness’ that brings us with joy.

 

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5,1014


Lord, what would Thou have me do?

St. Hubert of Liege

 

James 1: 19-20

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.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER  4,1014


If a tiny spark of God's love already burns within you, do not expose it to the wind, for it may get blown out. Keep the stove tightly shut so that it will not lose its heat and grow cold. In other words, avoid distractions as well as you can. Stay quiet with God. Do not spend your time in useless chatter.

St Charles Borromeo

 

Psalm 46:11

Be still and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, exalted on the earth.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, NOVEMBER  3,1014


While the world changes, the cross stands firm.
St. Bruno

John 19:18-19

There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle. Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, “Jesus the Nazorean, the King of the Jews.”

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2,1014


Is it the Spirit of God or the spirit of the world that is driving you? 

Matthew Kelly

 

Psalm 34:14

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014


I care only about the will of God, about doing it well, in the present moment.

Blessed Chiara Badano

 

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.