Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Ocean

"Whenever you find yourself inclined to diffidence, lift up your heart lovingly to God, and be assured that your defects are, in the sight of His infinite goodness, but as a few threads of tow cast into a sea of fire. Figure to yourself a burning surface, as vast as the hemisphere we inhabit; if a piece of tow were thrown into it, would---it not be so absorbed in the fire as instantly to disappear? "Our God is a consuming fire," and our imperfections, compared with His goodness, are what a piece of tow is to the furnace. When, therefore, we have fallen, let us humble ourselves sorrowfully in His presence, and then, with an act of unbounded confidence, let us throw ourselves into the ocean of His goodness, where every failing will be canceled, and anxiety will be turned into love."
 - St. Paul of the Cross

with sincerity,

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Longing His Will

Repeating this quote in my head (+1000 times)

"If it is not an act of love, it is not the will of God." 
 -Fr. Larry Richard

Friday, September 30, 2016

Strong Enough

A friend of mine recently shared this quote that was hand written in the front of his Magnificat:

"Accept with joy the circumstances that are placed in your life, because these are the means God has placed for you to become holy."

The quote came from a book he had read. I am still trying to find the book source. 

Fr. Mike actually talks about that too, in his youtube video titled Will God Heal My Wounds?

Lord, grant that we may fix our eyes on your Cross. In times of gladness and sadness, that we may unite it with your love for us. Help us to be attentive to others. Fill us with your graces to distinguish compassion and pity when others are in distress. Purify our hearts. Amen. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016


[Photos from a morning jog through the fog]

I recently learned that "suscipe" is the Latin word for "receive."
St. Ignatius of Loyola wrote a prayer titled Suscipe:

Receive, O Lord, all my liberty. Take my memory, my understanding, and my entire will. Whatsoever I have or possess Thou hast bestowed upon me; I give it all back to Thee and surrender it wholly to be governed by Thy Will. Give me love for Thee alone along with Thy grace, and I am rich enough and ask for nothing more.

Now Playing: Touch The Sky by Hillsong UNITED

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

To the girl without a father

I pray for you.
I long for you to know your worth.
I pray for you to realize that you are beautiful.
I know that you may be confused, frustrated, exhausted.
Sometimes you may feel lonely, fighting the good fight alone.
and that you have to keep eyes on your back, to always be on guard.
As if in this world, you are unprotected.
You may have fallen into the trap of letting the words of the wrong man define you.
You may experience that deep sense of longing.
A long for protection, affection, through love.
My fear is that you fell into the lies that this world feeds on.
Or settle for a man that cannot see you as God sees you.
What could have first looked as assertiveness could turn to possessiveness and aggression.
Yet that spark in your eyes and that hole in your heart keep steering your sight.
and what you  deeply want is
just to see the truth.
and sense of courage
and to be in sync with the Spirit that guides your soul to the path of the Cross.
But at times, the days look dull.
Yet you pull a front face, while in truth, how delicate are your bones.
It is a fact, that growing up fatherless  can pierce a part of child's life. 
God please,
heal the souls of the broken. 
God is with you.
He will hold you.
He will protect you.
and He will always love you.

Maybe we all are like this butterfly that has a broken wing.
Nevertheless, beautiful creations. 
Only made complete through Him.