wanting good for others
Concern for others entails desiring what is good for them from every point of view: physical, moral and spiritual. Contemporary culture seems to have lost the sense of good and evil, yet there is a real need to reaffirm that good does exist and will prevail, because God is “generous and acts generously” (Ps 119:68). The good is whatever gives, protects and promotes life, brotherhood and...
We need to be joyful disciples! We need to always be sharing with others our...– Archbishop Jose Gomez (Los Angeles)
What hinders this humane and loving gaze towards our brothers and sisters? Often...– Pope Benedict XVI, message for Lent 2012
Falling in love decides everything.
Nothing is more practical than finding God — than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and...
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do...– Psalm 51:10-12
We too are called to withdraw at certain intervals into deeper silence and...– Blessed Mother Teresa
Laissez les bon temps rouler!– Happy Mardi Gras, yall!
The missionary, the evangelist, must be a person of joy.– Cardinal Timothy Dolan
The bread in your box belongs to the hungry; the cloak in your closet belongs to...– St. Basil the Great
Wherever You Go by Audrey Assad
Wrestling angels til dawn breaks through There’s a blessing in the wound And you’re running, you’re running from me … So when your wine’s all gone and your well runs dry Open your hands and look into my eyes Cause all that you see here, you’ll soon leave behind So open your hands and look into my eyes Cause I’m coming for you, I’m coming for...
Love for our neighbor consists of three things: to desire the greater good of...– St. John Vianney
Seven ideas to celebrate a Single Valentine's...
1. Buy Audrey Assad’s new album, Heart! 2. Say a Rosary or some prayers for your future spouse… or if married life isn’t your vocation… for your best friend! 3. If you have kids in your life (babysittees, nieces, nephews, etc), make them something special! 4. Decorate little uplifting notes for your coworkers, classmates, or friends! 5. Make a playlist of happy dance...
Pray! Pray, but with faith — with living faith! Courage! Onward, ever onward!– Don Bosco
"dat hat" (referring to Pope Benedict in his red Saturno hat)
"cute right? He also drinks beer. I hear he's a lot of fun at parties."
"I knooow I saw him at the Grammys last night"
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Don’t give in to discouragement… If you are discouraged, it is a sign of...– Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Help, O Lord, for there is no longer anyone who is godly; the faithful have disappeared from humankind. They utter lies to each other; with flattering lips and a double heart, they speak. May the Lord cut off all flattering lips, the tongue that makes great boasts, those who say, “With out tongues we will prevail; our lips are our own—who is our master?” “Because the poor are...
As long as we live, we fight, and as long as we are fighting, that is a sign...– St. Augustine
When people have told me that because I am a Catholic, I cannot be an artist, I...– Catherine Flannery
“What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the form of a little bread, for our salvation.” —St. Francis of Assisi “I’m finding grace beyond all measure In flesh and blood He hides His majesty Inside of you and me Why would a King do such a thing?...
“Although I have lived through much darkness, under harsh totalitarian regimes, I have seen enough evidence to be unshakably convinced that no difficulty, no fear is so great that it can completely suffocate the hope that springs eternal in the hearts of the young. You are our hope, the young are our hope. Do not let that hope die! Stake your lives on it! We are not the sum of our...
Mary and Joseph probably thought a couple turtledoves wasn’t enough of an offering. (Luke 2:24) Yet the Father was not disappointed — God accepted what they had to give with great delight. Their willingness, surrender, and obedience was a greater offering. It was everything!
”We…must be able, through prayer, to bring before God our efforts, the suffering felt in certain situations and on certain days and our daily efforts to follow Him, to be Christians; and also the weight of evil we see within and around ourselves, so that He may bring us hope, help us feel His presence, and illuminate life’s path a little” (Benedict XVI, February 1, 2012).
Let’s go on as we have done so far and leave everything in God’s...– St. John Bosco