The Cross Is Before Us
Just as Francis and his brothers welcomed Clare, the communion of saints encourages us on our way.
Sea of Prayer
In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could harden our hearts, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of God’s boundless love, to taste his tenderness.
– from The Hope of Lent
Humility is the guardian and ornament of all virtues. If the spiritual building does not rest on it, it will fall into ruin.
–Thomas of Celano
– from Peace and Good
Christ Jesus conquered suffering by love. Because we are joined to him, our own suffering takes on redemptive value.
-from When You Suffer: Biblical Keys for Hope and Understanding
Lily of Purity
I am determined to be a violet of humility, a rose of charity, and a lily of purity for Jesus.
– Blessed Marie-Céline of the Presentation
-from Sisterhood of Saints
Connecting With God
Human nature is the same for all people, and so all people experience, even in this fallen world, a yearning to reconnect with God, to live in communion with God. And this is why all people also experience the difficulty, the challenge, the obstacles involved in that search: Our human nature is fallen, and we need a savior.
– from Answers
Peace of Mind
Father, grant me the grace to take Jesus seriously and trust him to always be by my side and in my heart when I am beset by disturbing problems that threaten to destroy my peace of mind and spirit. I ask this grace in Jesus’s name, Amen.
– from Stories of Jesus: 40 Days of Prayer and Reflection