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A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014


I do not understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.

Anne Lamott

 

Hebrews 12:15

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springs up and causes trouble, and through it many become defiled.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014


Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

Cardinal John Henry Newman

 

Proverbs 12:1

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014


A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.

Sir John Lubbock

 

1 John 5:14-15

And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014


No one heals himself by wounding another.

St. Ambrose of Milan

 

Micah 6:8

And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014


Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.

Pedro Arrupe S.J.

 

John 1:1-3

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 were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014


Jesus' life didn't go well. He didn't reach his earning potential. He didn't have the respect of his colleagues. His life wasn't long. He didn't meet his soul mate. And he wasn't understood by his mother. Yet I think I deserve all those things because I am so spiritual.

Hugh Prather

 

2 Corinthians 5:12

We are not commending ourselves to you again but giving you an opportunity to boast of us, so that you may have something to say to those who boast of external appearance rather than of the heart.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014


Either way, we have to give an account of how we have lived to God. The more we do it here on earth, the better our chances of grace improve. 

 

Jeremiah 31:2-3 

Thus says the LORD: ”The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.


A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014


It’s not the past that fixes or heals us; we must put ourselves along the path that God has for us now, at this very moment, to do His will, for love, for forgiveness and for healing.

 

Ephesians 4:1-6

I, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace; one Body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014


Nothing is sweeter than the calm of conscience, nothing safer than purity of soul — yet no one can bestow this on himself because it is properly the gift of God's grace.

St. Columbanus

 

Micah 7:18-19

Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014


It takes more energy to maintain mediocrity than it takes to pursue excellence.

Matthew Kelly

 

Proverbs 19:8

He who gains Wisdom loves his own life; he who keeps understanding shall prosper and find good.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014


No Catholic ministry — and yes, Mr. President, for Catholics our schools and hospitals are ministries — can remain faithful to the Lordship of the Risen Christ and to his glorious Gospel of Life if they are forced to pay for abortions.

Bishop Daniel Jenky

 

Psalm 139:13-16

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014


God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.

A. W. Tozer

 

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014


It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men.

C.S. Lewis

 

Luke 11:1

He was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.”

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014


Worry is a thin stream of fear that trickles through the mind, which, if encouraged, will cut a channel so wide that all other thoughts will be drained out. Who wants that?

 

Psalm 29:11

The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014


I got your back.

Your spouse, your friend, your family

 

Proverbs 27:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014


What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!

St. Teresa of Avila

 

Proverbs 18:24

There are friends who bring ruin, but there are true friends more loyal than a brother.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014


Lord, help me enter into that peace which consists in having put my life in your hands.

Carlo Maria Martini SJ

 

Job 12:9-10

Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this, in His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014


There are three kinds of men.

The one who learns by reading.
The few who learn by observation.

The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

Will Rogers

 

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be proficient, equipped for every good work.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2014


Love does not consume: it gives and, in giving, receives. And in giving it is not used up but renews itself.

St. Thomas Aquinas

 

1 John 4:19

We love because he first loved us.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014


 

To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives--the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections--that requires hard spiritual work.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

 

Psalm 100:1-5

A Psalm for giving thanks.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014


I don't need a church to tell me I'm wrong where I already know I'm wrong; I need a Church to tell me I'm wrong where I think I'm right.

G. K. Chesterton

 

Philemon 20-21

Yes, brother, let me have this benefit from you in the Lord! Refresh my heart in Christ. Confident of your obedience, I am writing to you, knowing that you will do even more than I say.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014


Of this I am certain: something happens every time I stop fighting with the way things are.

Geneen Roth

 

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014


We should let God be the One to praise us and not praise ourselves. For God detests those who commend themselves. Let others applaud our good deeds.

Pope St. Clement I

 

Philippians 2: 3-4

Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also for those of others.

A DAILY DOSE     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014


Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.

Albert Einstein

 

Colossians 2:8

See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ.

A DAILY DOSE     MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014


By your work you show what you love and what you know. When you observe true obedience with prudence and enthusiasm, it is clear that you wisely pick the most delightful and nourishing fruit of divine Scripture.

St. Bruno

 

Proverbs 14:16

The wise are cautious and turn away from evil, but the fool throws off restraint and is careless.

A DAILY DOSE     SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014


The answer to the question 'What's wrong with the world?' is just two words: 'I am.'

G.K. Chesterton

 

Colossians 1:21-23

And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his fleshly body through death, so as to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him—provided that you continue securely established and steadfast in the faith, without shifting from the hope promised by the gospel that you have heard, which has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven. I, Paul, became a servant of this gospel.

A DAILY DOSE     SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014


Behold Jesus crucified! Behold His wounds received for love of you! His whole appearance betokens love. His head is bent to kiss you. His arms are extended to embrace you. His heart is open to receive you. Oh, what love! Jesus dies on the Cross to preserve you from eternal death.

St. Francis of Assisi

 

Romans 5:8-9

But God proves his love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. How much more then, since we are now justified by his blood, will we be saved through him from the wrath.

A DAILY DOSE     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014


Don’t forget this, the Lord never gets tired of forgiving, it is we that get tired of asking forgiveness.

Pope Francis

 

Leviticus 16:30

For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before God.

A DAILY DOSE     THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014


No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

 

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

A DAILY DOSE     WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014


Ah! The Lord is so good to me that it is quite impossible for me to fear Him. He has always given me what I desire or, rather, He has made me desire what He wants to give me.

St.Therese of Lisieux

 

Nehemiah 8:10

The joy of the Lord is your strength.