With those who are perfect and walk with simplicity, there is nothing small and contemptible, if it be a thing that pleases God; for the pleasure of God is the object at which they alone aim, and which is the reason, the measure, and the reward of all their occupations, actions and plans.
I care only about the will of God, about doing it well, in the present moment.
We do well to recall the words of Isaiah, ‘Your strength is in silence and hope’.
It is sometimes difficult to resist evil and remain virtuous. But with the grace of God that we obtain from prayer we can do anything. All we have to do is to will it.
Prayer increases the strength and spiritual unity of the family, helping families to partake of God’s own strength. Prayer needs to become a regular habit in the daily lives of each family.
I strive always in all things to understand as clearly as possible and follow the will of God, and this in the most perfect way.
If we cannot spend much time at prayer, no matter: to act well is always to pray well. Be attentive to your duties, and at the same time be attentive to God by frequently purifying your heart in the immense ocean of divine love.
My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing His designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to Him, and not to spoil His work by our shortcomings.
I never follow my own will, nor did I ever teach another what I have not first practiced myself.
Let us have no further reserve with Him; let us abandon to Him all that we are, without anxiety about the future, not reflecting on ourselves and our incapacity.