Posted by: livingscripture | August 16, 2017

Wednesday Truths

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 16, 2017

“Even when God’s will does not correspond to your own desires, it is always beneficial for you.”
— St. Arnold Janssen

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“I believe we shall never learn to know ourselves except by endeavoring to know God, for, beholding His greatness we are struck by our own baseness, His purity shows our foulness, and by meditating on His humility we find how very far we are from being humble. Two advantages are gained by this practice. First, it is clear that white looks far whiter when placed near something black, and on the contrary, black never looks so dark as when seen beside something white. Secondly, our understanding and will become more noble and capable of good in every way when we turn from ourselves to God: it is very injurious never to raise our minds above the mire of our own faults.”
— St. Teresa of Avila
Posted by: livingscripture | August 15, 2017

Loving our God

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 15, 2017

“This bread is bread before the words of the Sacrament. But when the words of Christ come to it, it is the body of Christ … Before the words of Christ it is a cup full of wine and water. When the words of Christ become operative, the blood which has redeemed the people is caused to be there.”
— St. Ambrose

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“To become holy, to become saints, we must of course try as hard as we can to do God’s will as it comes to us in a general way that is valid for everyone: through Scripture, the Commandments, and so on. It is also indispensable, as has just been said, to go further: to aspire to know not only what God demands of everyone in general, but also what he wants more specifically of us individually.”
— Fr. Jacques Philippe
Posted by: livingscripture | August 14, 2017

Loving the Good God

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 14, 2017

“To put into practice the teachings of our holy faith, it is not enough to convince ourselves that they are true; we must love them. Love united to faith makes us practise our religion.”
— St. Alphonsus Liguori

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“I do not wish the soul to consider her sins, either in general or in particular, without also remembering the Blood and the broadness of My mercy, for fear that otherwise she should be brought to confusion. And together with confusion would come the Devil, who has caused it, under colour of contrition and displeasure of sin, and so she would arrive at eternal damnation, not only on account of her confusion, but also through the despair which would come to her, because she did not seize the arm of My mercy. This is one of the subtle devices with which the Devil deludes My servants, and, in order to escape from his deceit, and to be pleasing to Me, you must enlarge your hearts and affections in My boundless mercy, with true humility. Thou knowest that the pride of the devil cannot resist the humble mind, nor can any confusion of spirit be greater than the broadness of My good mercy, if the soul will only truly hope therein.”
— St. Catherine Of Siena
Posted by: livingscripture | August 13, 2017

Sunday Reflection

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 13, 2017

“You must ask God to give you power to fight against the sin of pride which is your greatest enemy—the root of all that is evil, and the failure of all that is good. For God resists the proud.”
— St. Vincent de Paul

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Christ is the second person of the Blessed Trinity, true God and true man, eternally united with the Father and the Holy Spirit. Just as there can be no separation within Christ’s human nature, so there can be none within His divine nature. Just as we cannot separate Christ’s body from His blood, or His soul from His body and blood, so we cannot separate Christ from the other persons in the Trinity. Time after time, we hear the priest pray to the Father at the end of the opening prayer of the Mass: We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.”
— Vinney Flynn
Posted by: livingscripture | August 12, 2017

Mary, bring us to Jesus!

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 12, 2017

“He who seeks not the Cross of Christ seeks not the glory of Christ.”
— St. John of the Cross

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Oh, how painful it is to Me that souls so seldom unite themselves to Me in Holy Communion. I wait for souls, and they are indifferent toward Me. I love them tenderly and sincerely, and they distrust Me. I want to lavish My graces on them, and they do not want to accept them. They treat Me as a dead object, whereas My Heart is full of love and mercy. In order that you may know at least some of My pain, imagine the most tender of mothers who has great love for her children, while those children spurn her love. Consider her pain. No one is in a position to console her. This is but a pale image and likeness of My love.”
— Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska
Posted by: livingscripture | August 11, 2017

Trusting God

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 11, 2017

“To convert somebody, go and take them by the hand and guide them.”
— St. Thomas Aquinas

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“We trust ourselves to a doctor because we suppose he knows his business. He orders an operation which involves cutting away part of our body and we accept it. We are grateful to him and pay him a large fee because we judge he would not act as he does unless the remedy were necessary, and we must rely on his skill. Yet we are unwilling to treat God in the same way! It looks as if we do not trust His wisdom and are afraid He cannot do His job properly. We allow ourselves to be operated on by a man who may easily make a mistake—a mistake which may cost us our life—and protest when God sets to work on us. If we could see all He sees we would unhesitatingly wish all He wishes.”
— Fr. Jean Baptiste Saint-Jure
Posted by: livingscripture | August 10, 2017

Brief Thoughts for a Holy Life

 #Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 10, 2017

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“When we generously accept God’s Word, especially in the Commandments, we are doing God’s Will in all things. To live the Will of God is the greatest sacrifice and personal denial.”
— Rev. Thomas J. Donaghy
Posted by: livingscripture | August 9, 2017

Live and Learn

#Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 9, 2017

“If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.”
— St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Natural love is sufficient for earthly parents, but the love which our saint bore to Jesus, as His appointed father, was not a mere human love, it was also a super-eminently divine love; for, in loving his Son he was exercising the most perfect love of God; since He whom he called his Son was at the same time his God. As in creatures all is finite, so all is capable of increase. What, then, may we imagine, must have been the growth of this ardent love in the heart of our saint during the long period which he spent with Jesus! Those things which tend naturally to add to human love, in him ministered fresh fuel to the divine flame within him. The constant association with the Son of God made Man and given to him as his own Son, the serving Him and being served by Him for many years, created a bond between them which was unequaled of its kind.”
— Edward Healy Thompson
Posted by: livingscripture | August 8, 2017

Pondering Points

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 8, 2017

“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”
— St. Teresa of Avila

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“The human soul, by its very nature, is endowed with the faculty of knowing God and the capacity for loving Him. The intelligence of the soul, transporting itself above all that is created and finite, has power to raise itself even to the contemplation of that Being who alone is uncreated and infinite, who is the source of all good and all perfection; it is able to form of Him an idea that is clear and accurate and indelible. The will of the soul is made to love this sovereign Good, which the understanding presents to it. The desires of the soul, which no created object can ever satisfy and which reach far beyond the limits of this life, tend necessarily toward a Good that is supreme, eternal, and infinite, and which alone can content the soul and make it happy.”
— Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou
Posted by: livingscripture | August 7, 2017

Happy Holy Thoughts….

Morning Offering.
Morning Offering

AUGUST 7, 2017

“When we go to confession, we ought to persuade ourselves to find Jesus Christ in the person of our confessor.”
— St. Philip Neri

  MEDITATION OF THE DAY

“Our Lord’s love shines out just as much through a little soul who yields completely to His Grace as it does through the greatest . . . Just as the sun shines equally on the cedar and the little flower, so the Divine Sun shines equally on everyone, great and small. Everything is ordered for their good, just as in nature the seasons are so ordered that the smallest daisy comes to bloom at its appointed time.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux

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