Daily Thought from the Saints
"I have been all things unholy; if God can work through me, He can work through anyone."
— St. Francis of Assisi
Daily Scripture Verse
"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have become near by the blood of Christ."
"On the whole, God’s love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him. Nobody can always have devout feelings: and even if we could, feelings are not what God principally cares about. Christian Love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will. If we are trying to do His will we are obeying the commandment, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God.’ He will give us feelings of love if He pleases. We cannot create them for ourselves, and we must not demand them as a right. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him."
— C. S. Lewis
Daily Catholic Wisdom
Like the Church year, the Rosary too passes from the cycle of feasts of the young Christ to the cycle of the Passion and that of its transfiguration from Easter to the Ascension. The Rosary, after all, is a prayer of Marian participation and meditation.
—Hans Urs von Balthasar
from his book on the Rosary, ‘The Threefold Garland”
Daily Journey with the Pope
“What do those who follow Christ do? They go where he goes, along the same path, in the same direction. They go to seek those who are lost (cf. Lk 15:4), are interested in those who are far-off, take to heart the situation of those who suffer, know how to weep with those who weep, they reach out their hands to their neighbour, placing him or her on their shoulders. And me? Do I let Jesus love me, and by allowing him to love me, do I pass from loving him to imitating him? May the Holy Virgin help us listen to Christ, know him always more and follow him on the way of service.”
Rev. Michael Belinsky, C.S.C.
Dear Jesus, you promise to be with us through the presence of your Spirit, our Advocate. Bless us with your presence and the gift of your guidance. May our efforts bring you glory. Amen!