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A Daily Dose September 30, 2011

Whatever is proper to Holy Scripture, whatever can be expressed in human language and understood by the human mind, is contained in the book of Isaiah. St. Jerome

Isaiah 25:9

On that day it will be said: ‘Indeed, this is our God; we looked to Him, and He saved us! This is the LORD to who we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that He has saved us!’


A Daily Dose September 29, 2011

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

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you


A Daily Dose September 28, 2011

God thirsts for us, not because He needs us for His happiness, but because we need Him for our happiness. Without Him it is impossible for us to develop. Just as certain diseases arise in the body from a deficiency of necessary vitamins, so, too, our characters fail because of a deficiency of the Spirit. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Galatians 5:16-17

I say, then: live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh.For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want


A Daily Dose September 27, 2011

Let us love God my brothers, let us love God. But let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow. St. Vincent de Paul

James 3:18, 26

Indeed someone might say, “You have faith and I have works.” Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.

For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


A Daily Dose September 26, 2011

"I am very far from practicing what I understand."

St. Therese of Lisieux

John 3:8, 11-15

“The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

‘Very truly, I tell you, we speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you about earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you about heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except the one who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.


A Daily Dose September 25, 2011

it takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. e. e. cummings

Matthew 6:25

‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?


A Daily Dose September 24, 2011

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity Voltaire

Luke 12:18-21

This is what I shall do: I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. There I shall store all my grain and other goodsand I shall say to myself, “Now as for you, you have so many good things stored up for many years, rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’But God said to him, ‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you; and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’ Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself but is not rich in what matters to God.”


A Daily Dose September 23, 2011

In Imitation of Christ

When asked if the stigmata were painful, Padre Pio replied,

"Do you think that the Lord gave them to me for a decoration?"

John 19:18

There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus in the middle.


A Daily Dose September 22, 2011

Ask yourself these questions every day you doubt.

Who is Jesus, really?

And how does He know so much about me?

More than that, how and why is that He cares so much for me?

Then keep trying to see more of Him in your life.

Luke 9:9

Who then is this about whom I hear such things?" And he kept trying to see Him.


A Daily Dose September 21, 2011

He who wills only what God wills possesses all that he desires. For whatever happens to him, happens by the will of God.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Ephesians 4:7

But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.


A Daily Dose September 20, 2011

The average number of times that people say "no" to temptation is about once, weakly.

Matthew 6:12-13

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


A Daily Dose September 19, 2011

Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. Oswald Chambers

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.


A Daily Dose September 18, 2011

First, give yourself to God. You may be sure he'll look after what is his.

Matthew 20:14-16

Take what is yours and go. What if I wish to give this last one the same as you?Or am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous? Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.


A Daily Dose September 17, 2011

How splendid the cross of Christ! It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; Paradise, not its loss. It is the wood on which the Lord, like a great warrior, was wounded in hands and feet and side, but healed thereby our wounds. A tree has destroyed us, a tree now brought us life Theodore of Studium

Galatians 2:19-21

I have been crucified with Christ;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. I do not nullify the grace of God; for if justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.


A Daily Dose September 16, 2011

Repentance... is not self-loathing, but God-loving.

Fulton J. Sheen

Acts 26:17-18

I shall deliver you from this people and from the Gentiles to whom I send you, to open their eyes that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may obtain forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been consecrated by faith in me.


A Daily Dose September 15, 2011

Alas for those who never sing, and die with their music within them. Oliver Wendell Holmes

1 Corinthians 14:15

So what is to be done? I will pray with the spirit, but I will also pray with the mind. I will sing praise with the spirit, but I will also sing praise with the mind.


A Daily Dose September 14, 2011

O Crux, ave spes unica! Hail, O Cross, our only hope!

The Cross is planted in the earth and would seem to extend its roots in human malice, but it reaches up, pointing as it were to the heavens, pointing to the goodness of God. By means of the Cross of Christ, the Evil One has been defeated, death is overcome, life is given to us, hope is restored, and light is imparted.

Blessed Pope John Paul II

Philippians 2:6-11

Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, He humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

Because of this, God greatly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


A Daily Dose September 13, 2011

The rich man is not one who is in possession of much, but one who gives much.St. John Chrysostom

Proverbs 16:9

In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.


A Daily Dose September 12, 2011

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. St. Francis de Sales

Romans 8:29

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


A Daily Dose September 11, 2011

O my Divine Savior,

Transform me into Yourself.

May my hand be the hand of Jesus.

Grant that every faculty of my body

May serve only to glorify You. Amen.

St. John Gabriel

Ephesians 5:29-30

For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church,because we are members of his body.


A Daily Dose September 10, 2011

A sure way for a Christian to grow rapidly in holiness is a conscientious effort to carry out God's will in all circumstances and at all times. St. Vincent de Paul

Romans 12:2

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.

A Daily Dose September 9, 2011

To love God as He ought to be loved, we must be detached from all temporal love.St Peter Claver

Deuteronomy 6:4-6

Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today


A Daily Dose September 8, 2011

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

James 3:13

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in humility that comes from wisdom.

A Daily Dose September 7, 2011

As Jesus has chosen bread, which is very common, so must my life be, common, approachable by all and, at the same time, humble and hidden, like bread.Blessed Eugenia Picco

Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.


A Daily Dose September 6, 2011

We are called to grow in grace within our families. When that grace is in doubt, our love for God is greater than love for family, however painful it is to stay in His grace.

James 4:6-8

But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.

Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

A Daily Dose September 5, 2011

Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at his disposition, and listening to His voice in the depths of our hearts. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

1 Corinthians 2:5

…so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.


A Daily Dose September 4, 2011

Our lives change when our habits change. Matthew Kelly

James 1:12-15

Blessed is the man who perseveres in temptation, for when he has been proved he will receive the crown of life that he promised to those who love him.

No one experiencing temptation should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God is not subject to temptation to evil, and he himself tempts no one.

Rather, each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire conceives and brings forth sin, and when sin reaches maturity it gives birth to death.

A Daily Dose September 3, 2011

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie

2 Corinthians 13:5-6

Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless, of course, you fail the test.

I hope you will discover that we have not failed.


A Daily Dose September 2, 2011

As for us, we hold to what we believed ten and twenty years ago; to what our forefathers believed one hundred years ago, and one thousand years ago, and to that which the whole Catholic world has always believed. Blessed Solomon Le Clerq

Mark 13:30-31

Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

A Daily Dose September 1, 2011

“We’re searching for something spectacular to convince us of God’s presence. Yetit is the simple things, common events and common longings, where God may be found.”

The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything by James Martin, S.J.

Luke 17:2021

Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He said in reply, “The coming of the kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the kingdom of God is among you.”

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