I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that he didn't trust me so much.
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without being tired.
I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.
I used to pray that God would feed the hungry, or do this or that, but now I pray that he will guide me to do whatever I'm supposed to do, what I can do. I used to pray for answers, but now I'm praying for strength. I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
Peace begins with a smile.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace. Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God - the rest will be given.