Monday, October 31, 2016

Small Lens

How do we live life with the recognition of our brothers and sisters in Christ that are suffering through things we may never fully understand? How can we connect our hearts with theirs not just for the mere moments when we hear of news, but in the midst of our days and throughout our lives? What is to blame than my own fallenness to prioritize my self and seek fulfillment before being shaken to the core to realize that I am not the center of the world. 

"I wish to lose myself and never find myself except in God." 
-St. John Vianney

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