He who is worried and full of anxiety in his work does an offense to God and does not say the Our Father from the heart.
You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many, on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!
Self-love, self-activity, self-hood, is something not easily destroyed. It is like a cancer which has its roots extending to the most delicate fibers of our mental and moral nature. Divine grace can draw them all out. But how slowly! And how exquisitely painful is the process! The more subtle the self-love, the more painful the cure.
In God is no rage, in God is no anger, in God there is only peace, only love. God condemns no one. We condemn ourselves, to the extent that we separate ourselves from him.
Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.
Peace will be but an empty sounding word unless it is … founded on truth, built according to justice, vivified and integrated by charity, and put into practice in freedom.
Let them remember that the seed of the Word of God bears fruit in patience.
Let us influence those around us, not by useless preaching, but by the irresistible power of our spirituality and the example of our lives.
How can I recommend myself to God while I am on the way to offend Him?
I was too much absorbed in insignificant things, frivolous and transient things. Another world was waiting for me and all I had to do was to surrender myself to it. But now I feel like I am wrapped into a wonderful design that itï¿½s slowly unfolding itself to me.