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A Daily Dose October 31, 2011


A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as experience shows that the callosity formed around a broken bone makes it stronger than before. St. Francis de Sales

John 15:15b

I have called you friends,because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.

 

A Daily Dose October 30, 2011


Our destiny is life everlasting. So while you are on your way...

Matthew 10:28

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

A Daily Dose October 29, 2011


That's the way baseball go.

Ron Washington

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 October 28, 2011


The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Lloyd Jones

Matthew 17:20

I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move.

 

A Daily Dose October 27, 2011


A growing body of research suggests that having just a few nasty, lazy or incompetent characters around can ruin the performance of a team or an entire organization, no matter how stellar the other employees. Robert Sutton

Hebrews 6:11-12

We earnestly desire each of you to demonstrate the same eagerness for the fulfillment of hope until the end,so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who, through faith and patience, are inheriting the promises.

 

A Daily Dose October 26, 2011


The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and through this love become instruments of peace in the world.

Mother Teresa

Ephesians 5:31-32

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.

 

A Daily Dose October 25, 2011


Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family–a domestic church.

Blessed Pope John Paul II

Matthew 19:4-5

He answered, "Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'.

 

A Daily Dose October 24, 2011


Do all through love, nothing through constraint; love obedience more than you fear disobedience. St. Francis de Sales

1 Peter 1:22

Since you have purified yourselves by obedience to the truth for sincere mutual love, love one another intensely from a pure heart.

 

A Daily Dose October 23, 2011


You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so, you learn to love by loving. All those who think to learn in any other way deceive themselves.

St. Francis de Sales

1 John 3:18

Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

 

A Daily Dose October 22, 2011


Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What? You too? I thought I was the only one! C.S. Lewis

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.

 

A Daily Dose October 21, 2011


Since Christ Himself has said, "This is My Body" who shall dare to doubt that It is His Body? St. Cyril of Jerusalem

John 6:53-57

So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me.

 

A Daily Dose October 20, 2011


Those who live in close proximity to their basic values are apt to agonize over choices that other people, drifting over the surface of their lives, might never even see as problems. Sound values raise tough choices; and tough choices are never easy.Rushworth M. Kidder

Ephesians 4:10, 14

The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.

…so that we may no longer be infants, tossed by waves and swept along by every wind of teaching arising from human trickery, from their cunning in the interests of deceitful scheming.

 

A Daily Dose October 19, 2011


God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer. Mother Teresa

Psalm 4:2

Answer me when I call, my saving God. When troubles hem me in, set me free; take pity on me, hear my prayer.

 

A Daily Dose October 18, 2011


Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.

Luke 10:5

Into whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace to this household."

 

A Daily Dose October 17, 2011


The Lord ate from a common bowl, and asked the disciples to sit on the grass. He washed their feet, with a towel wrapped around His waist - He, who is the Lord of the universe!St. Clement of Alexandria

Mark 1:22

The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority

 

A Daily Dose October 16, 2011


How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?

Psalm 103:1-5

Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name!

Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts, Who pardons all your sins, and heals all your ills, Who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with mercy and compassion, who fills your days with good things, so your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

 

A Daily Dose October 15, 2011


God gave us faculties for our use; each of them will receive its proper reward. Then do not let us try to charm them to sleep, but permit them to do their work until divinely called to something higher.

St. Teresa of Avila

Romans 8:27

And the one who searches hearts knows what is the intention of the Spirit, because it intercedes for the holy ones according to God’s will

 

A Daily Dose October 14, 2011


A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. William James

Romans 10:12-13

For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, enriching all who call upon him. For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved

 

A Daily Dose October 13, 2011


When I feel forsaken, may I be reminded that God's plan for me is bigger than what I am currently facing.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits and I hope for his word.

 

A Daily Dose October 12, 2011


We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. Venerable John Henry Newman

Romans 2:4

Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patience in low esteem, unaware that the kindness of God would lead you to repentance?

 

A Daily Dose October 11, 2011


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

Philippians 4:12-13

I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me.

 

A Daily Dose October 10, 2011


The most beautiful act of faith is the one made in darkness, in sacrifice, and with extreme effort. St. Padre Pio

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willingspirit.

 

A Daily Dose October 9, 2011


More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.

St. Teresa of Avila

Luke 7:38

…she stood behind him at his feet weeping and began to bathe his feet with her tears.

 

A Daily Dose October 8, 2011


Suggestions for Fasting and Feasting: Fast from discontent; feast on thankfulness. Fast from worry; feast on trust. Fast from anger; feast on patience. Anonymous

Psalm 7:18

I will thank the LORD in accordance with his justice; I will sing the name of the LORD Most High

 

A Daily Dose October 7, 2011


Run from the places of sin as though from a plague. When fruit is not in plain sight, we have no great urge to taste it. St. John Climacus

Matthew 6:7-13

In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread; and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors; and do not subject us to the final test, but deliver us from the evil one.

 

A Daily Dose October 6, 2011


That best portion of a good man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

Galatians 6:10

So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all,but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.

 

A Daily Dose October 5, 2011


The psychic meeting scheduled for tomorrow afternoon has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Matthew 6:34

Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.

 

A Daily Dose October 4, 2011


It isno use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.St. Francis of Assisi

Luke 10:33

But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight.

 

A Daily Dose October 3, 2011


To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup:

Whenever you're wrong, admit it;

Whenever you're right, shut up!

Ogden Nash

1 Peter 3:7

Husbands should live with your wives in understanding, showing honor to the weaker female sex, since we are joint heirs of the gift of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered

 

A Daily Dose October 2, 2011


If you are silent, be silent out of love. If you speak, speak out of love.
St. Augustine

Sirach 28:2-3

Pardon your neighbor any wrongs done to you, and when you pray, your sins will be forgiven. If anyone nurses anger against another, can one then demand compassion from the Lord?

 

A Daily Dose October 1, 2011


Forgiveness... breaks the cycle of evil, of tit-for-tat revenge which serves only to increase the problem... It is the equivalent of taking the sword out of the enemies' hands and breaking it, leaving them defenseless. Frances Hogan

Romans 12:9-10

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor

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