We should reflect on Mary Magdalen’s attitude and the great love she felt for Christ, for though the disciples had left the tomb, she remained … And so it happened that the woman who stayed behind to seek Christ was the only one to see him. For perseverance is essential to any good deed, as the voice of truth tells us: ‘Whoever perseveres to the end will be saved.’
After you have made a decision that is pleasing to God, the Devil may try to make you have second thoughts. Intensify your prayer time, meditation, and good deeds. For if Satan’s temptations merely cause you to increase your efforts to grow in holiness, he’ll have an incentive to leave you alone.
Mildness overcomes anger, meekness extinguishes fury… patience is the scourge of impatience, gentle words vanquish quarrelsomeness, and humility prostrates pride.
You are called shepherds; see that you do not act as hirelings. But be true shepherds, with your crooks always in your hands. Do not go to sleep, but guard on all sides the flock committed to you. For if through your carelessness or negligence a wolf carries away one of your sheep, you will surely lose the reward laid up for you with God.
To believe firmly and to keep silent is not possible.
I want to be holy, loving Jesus in the Eucharist, suffering with Christ Crucified and seeing Christ in my brothers and sisters.
He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it.
I want to make good use of the time God gives me and be ready when He finally calls me to cast myself into His arms forever, in an act of supreme abandonment. What a joy! So be it.
On earth, we are wayfarers, always on the go. This means that we have to keep on moving forward. Therefore, be always unhappy about what you are if you want to reach what you are not. If you are pleased with what you are, you have stopped already. If you say: ‘It is enough,’ you are lost. Keep on walking, moving forward, trying for the goal. Don’t try to stop on the way, or to go back, or to deviate from it.
I beg of Thee, O my Savior, to inflame in our hearts the desire to tend toward perfection in all our acts, and to extinguish in us the concupiscence of the flesh and the ardor of worldly desires. Amen.