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A Daily Dose

SUNDAY, October 31, 2010

It is because of faith that we exchange the present for the future.

St Fidelis of Sigmaringen

Romans 14:8

For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

 

A Daily Dose

SATURDAY, October 30, 2010

Love God, serve God: everything is in that.

St. Clare of Assisi

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

FRIDAY, October 29, 2010

When fathers have given their sons a good education, and put everything clearly and distinctly in train for them, the sons who succeed them, and continue to follow the road marked out for them, will have the advantage of seeing their family persevere in holy ways, and in the fear of God. St. Philip Neri

Hebrews 12:7-14

Endure your trials as "discipline"; God treats you as sons. For what "son" is there whom his father does not discipline?

If you are without discipline, in which all have shared, you are not sons but bastards.

Besides this, we have had our earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them. Should we not then submit all the more to the Father of spirits and live?

They disciplined us for a short time as seemed right to them, but he does so for our benefit, in order that we may share his holiness.

At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it.

So strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees.

Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.

Strive for peace with everyone, and for that holiness without which no one will see the Lord.

 

A Daily Dose

THURSDAY, October 28, 2010

What seems like the right thing to do could also be the hardest thing you have ever done in your life. It’s always worth it. So do the right thing.

                  

Romans 7:15-20

What I do, I do not understand. For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I concur that the law is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me. For I know that good does not dwell in me, that is, in my flesh. The willing is ready at hand, but doing the good is not. For I do not do the good I want, but I do the evil I do not want. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells in me.

 

A Daily Dose

WEDNESDAY, October 27, 2010

What are you going to practice today?

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. Marianne Williamson

Colossians 3: 12-17

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.

And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body.

And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, signing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

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

TUESDAY, October 26, 2010

Never place too much trust in yourself or count excessively on your own strength. St. Padre Pio

2 Corinthians 3:4-6

Such confidence we have through Christ toward God.

Not that of ourselves we are qualified to take credit for anything as coming from us; rather, our qualification comes from God, who has indeed qualified us as ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter brings death, but the Spirit gives life.

 

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MONDAY, October 25, 2010

Nothing seems tiresome or painful when you are working for a Master who pays well; who rewards even a cup of cold water given for love of Him. St. Dominic Savio

Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

 

A Daily Dose

SUNDAY, October 24, 2010

Girded with faith and the performance of good works, let us follow in His paths by the guidance of the Gospel.

St. Benedict

John 8:31-32

Jesus then said to those Jews who believed in him, "If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

A Daily Dose

SATURDAY, October 23, 2010

Granted, it is sometimes difficult to resist evil and remain virtuous. But with the grace of God that we obtain from prayer we can do anything. All we have to do is to will it.

Blessed Arnold Reche

Romans 12:2-3

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

 

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FRIDAY, October 22, 2010

It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes.

St. Thomas Aquinas

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the witsof another.

A Daily Dose

THURSDAY, October 21, 2010

There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.

John Wooden

1Peter 1:24-25

All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.

 

A Daily Dose

WEDNESDAY, October 20, 2010

Pray and not worry!

Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul, except sin.

God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry."
St. Francis de Sales

Joshua 1:9

I command you: be firm and steadfast!

Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go.

 

A Daily Dose

TUESDAY, October 19, 2010

You cannot please both God and the world at the same time. They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions. St. John Vianney

Mathew 6:24

"No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.

You cannot serve God and mammon.”

A Daily Dose

MONDAY, October 18, 2010

Look up and find God.
Look within and believe in God.
Look around and serve God.
Look forward and trust God.
Look back and thank God.


Luke 12:6-9

Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yet not one of them has escaped the notice of God. Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.

I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.

But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

 

A Daily Dose

SUNDAY, October 17, 2010

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Ephesians 4:32

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

 

A Daily Dose

SATURDAY, October 16, 2010

Let us all resign ourselves into His hands, and pray that in all things He may guide us to do His Holy Will ... When thoughts of this or that come I turn to Him and say: ‘Only what you will, my God. Use me as You will'. St. Mary MacKillop

Romans 12:13

I urge you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship.

Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned.

 

A Daily Dose

FRIDAY, October 15, 2010

Trust the past to God's mercy,

the present to God's love,

and the future to God's providence.

St. Augustine

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

THURSDAY, October 14, 2010

Never place a period where God has placed a comma. God is still speaking. Gracie Allen

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, October 13, 2010

When we commit our work to the LORD--when we acknowledge Him as the real boss to whom we ultimately report--our perspective on what we are doing, and why we are doing it changes dramatically, as does our potential for success. Michael A. Zigarelli

Proverbs 16:1-3

Man may make plans in his heart, but what the tongue utters is from the LORD.

All the ways of a man may be pure in his own eyes, but it is the LORD who proves the spirit.

Entrust your works to the LORD, and your plans will succeed.

 

A Daily Dose

TUESDAY, October 12, 2010

The value of life does not depend upon the place we occupy, but upon the way we occupy that place. St. Therese of Lisieux

Hebrews 4:11-13

Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest, so that no one may fall after the same example of disobedience.

Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.

No creature is concealed from him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account.

A Daily Dose

MONDAY, October 11, 2010

Let us pray for all of us who find ourselves 'putting out fires' today.

When we are in desperate shape, we put in an emergency call to God saying, 'Put the fire out.' I call that 'Fire House' spirituality.

In the call, we usually forget to mention that we ourselves started the fire. Rev. James O'Leary

Judith 8: 25-27

Besides all this, we should be grateful to the Lord our God, for putting us to the test, as he did our forefathers.

Recall how he dealt with Abraham, and how he tried Isaac, and all that happened to Jacob in Syrian Mesopotamia while he was tending the flocks of Laban, his mother's brother.

Not for vengeance did the Lord put them in the crucible to try their hearts, nor has he done so with us. It is by way of admonition that he chastises those who are close to him."

 

A Daily Dose

SUNDAY, October 10, 2010

We must perform all our works in God and refer them to his glory so that they will be permanent and stable. Everyone—whether kings, nobles, tradesmen or peasants—must do all things for the glory of God and under the inspiration of Christ’s example.

St. Francis Borgia, SJ

Romans 8:28-30

We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.

And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.

A Daily Dose

SATURDAY, October 9, 2010

A saint realizes that it is God who engineers his circumstances;
consequently there are no complaints, only unrestrained surrender to Jesus.
Oswald Chambers

Luke 11:27-28

While he was speaking, a woman from the crowd called out and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that carried you and the breasts at which you nursed."

He replied, "Rather, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."

 

A Daily Dose

FRIDAY, October 8, 2010

Our hunger is not for appearances, but for something of substance. We are hungry for the truth. The people of today are starving for the authentic, thirsting for the tiniest droplet of sincerity, aching to experience the genuine. Matthew Kelly

John 1:1-5

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

He was in the beginning with God.

All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race; the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

 

A Daily Dose

Thursday, October 7, 2010

As we contemplate each mystery of her Son’s life, she invites us to do as she did at the Annunciation: to ask humbly the questions which open us to the light, in order to end with the obedience of faith: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word (Luke 1:38). John Paul II

The Magnificat

My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
For He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden,
For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
For He who is mighty has done great things for me,

and holy is His name.

And His mercy is on those who fear Him

from generation to generation.
He has shown strength with His arm:
He has scattered the proud

in the imagination of their hearts.
He has put down the mighty from their thrones,
and exalted those of low degree.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
and the rich He has sent empty away.
He has helped His servant Israel,

in remembrance of His mercy;
As He spoke to our fathers,

to Abraham and to His posterity forever.

Luke 1:46-55

 

A Daily Dose

WEDNESDAY, October 6, 2010

I know this now.

Every man gives his life for what he believes.

Every woman gives her life for what she believes.

Sometimes people believe in little or nothing yet they give their lives to that little or nothing.

One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. Then it is gone. But to surrender what you are and live without belief, that's more terrible than dying. Even more terrible than dying young.

St. Joan of Arc

John 14:1, 11-14

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

"Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves.

Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me will do the works that I do, and will do greater ones than these, because I am going to the Father. And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it."

A Daily Dose

TUESDAY, October 5, 2010

Martha my dear though I spend my days in conversation

Please remember me, Martha my love

Don’t forget me, Martha my dear

Hold your head up you silly girl…

look what you’ve done

When you find yourself in the thick of it

Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you

Take a good look around you

Take a good look you’re bound to see

That you and me were meant to be for each other

McCartney/Lennon, Martha, My Dear

Luke 10:38-42

Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak.

Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do the serving? Tell her to help me.”

The Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her."

 

A Daily Dose MONday, October 4, 2010

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. St. Francis of Assisi

John 12:24-25

Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.

Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life.

A Daily Dose SUNday, October 3, 2010

Jesus is happy to come with us, as truth is happy to be spoken, as life to be lived, as light to be lit, as love is to be loved, as joy to be given, as peace to be spread. St. Francis of Assisi

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 Saturday, October 2, 2010

How do the angels get to sleep when the devil leaves the porch light on? Tom Waits

Make yourself familiar with the angels and behold them frequently in spirit; for without being seen, they are present with you.

St. Francis De Sales

Psalm 91:10-12

No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For God commands the angels to guard you in all your ways. With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

A Daily Dose Friday, October 1, 2010

The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul; one ray from His Heart can, in an instant, make His flower bloom for eternity... St. Therese of Lisieux

Deuteronomy 7:9

Understand, then, that the LORD, your God, is God indeed, the faithful God who keeps his merciful covenant down to the thousandth generation toward those who love him and keep his commandments

 

 
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