Category: trust

Driving Thoughts; Authority. Who has authority…

Driving Thoughts;
Who has authority in your life?
Are you under authority?
Can you be tamed?
Is there any outside law or rule that governs you?
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“Once the Lord said to me, Act like a beggar w…

“Once the Lord said to me, Act like a beggar who does not back away when he gets more alms [than he asked for], but offers thanks the more fervently. You too, should not back away and say that you are not worthy of receiving greater graces when I give them to you. I know you are unworthy, but rejoice all the more and take as many treasures from My Heart as you can carry, for then you will please Me more. And I will tell you one more thing — take these graces not only for yourself, but also for others; that is, encourage the souls with whom you come in contact to trust in My infinite mercy. Oh, how I love those souls who have complete confidence in Me — I will do everything for them.” —St. Faustina, Diary, 294
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“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties,…

“In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal.” -Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church
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The Risen Christ is with You “God is not prese…

The Risen Christ is with You
“God is not present in fear. Jesus never told us our lives were going to be easy. He never told us we were not going to suffer and he never told us we would always know exactly what to do. Jesus did tell us multiple times though to ‘be not afraid’” -Br. Anthony Freeman LC, One Step Closer, Pg. 74
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#RIP @br.anthonyfreeman “When Jesus takes me o…

#RIP @br.anthonyfreeman
“When Jesus takes me out of my comfort zone that’s when good things happen’”
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#HolySaturday Teach us, we ask You, humility o…

Teach us, we ask You, humility of heart so we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel, to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will be able to recognize right away in the poor and suffering the Face of Jesus.
Sustain us in the hour of the combat and of the trial and, if we fall, make us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed homeland, where we hope to arrive in order to contemplate forever the glory of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Concerning the Mass, Padre Pio said: “It would be easier for the world to exist without the sun than without the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.”
And Padre Pio the spiritual director advises us in this way: “The field of battle between God and Satan is the human soul. This is where it takes place every moment of our lives. The soul must give free access to our Lord and be completely fortified by Him with every kind of weapon. His light must illuminate it to fight the darkness of error. We must put on Jesus Christ, His truth and justice, the shield of faith, the word of God to overcome such powerful enemies. To put on Jesus Christ we must die to ourselves. Let us humble ourselves and confess that if God were not our armour and shield, we would be pierced by all kinds of sins. That is why we must live in God by persevering in our practices, and learn to serve Him at our own expense.”
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We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his…

We know that Bishop Blaise was martyred in his episcopal city of Sebastea, Armenia, in 316. The legendary Acts of St. Blaise were written 400 years later. According to them Blaise was a good bishop, working hard to encourage the spiritual and physical health of his people. Although the Edict of Toleration (311), granting freedom of worship in the Roman Empire, was already five years old, persecution still raged in Armenia. Blaise was apparently forced to flee to the back country. There he lived as a hermit in solitude and prayer, but he made friends with the wild animals. One day a group of hunters seeking wild animals for the amphitheater stumbled upon Blaise’s cave. They were first surprised and then frightened. The bishop was kneeling in prayer surrounded by patiently waiting wolves, lions and bears.

The legend has it that as the hunters hauled Blaise off to prison, a mother came with her young son who had a fish bone lodged in his throat. At Blaise’s command the child was able to cough up the bone.

Agricolaus, governor of Cappadocia, tried to persuade Blaise to sacrifice to pagan idols. The first time Blaise refused, he was beaten. The next time he was suspended from a tree and his flesh torn with iron combs or rakes. Finally, he was beheaded.
Blaise is seen as one more example of the power those have who give themselves entirely to Jesus. As Jesus told his apostles at the Last Supper, “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). With faith we can follow the lead of the Church in asking for Blaise’s protection.
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To the teenagers, college students, young adul…

To the teenagers, college students, young adults, or those who don’t know what they want to be when they grow up… You are not alone. That was me, and in a way that is still me today.
I’ve always been a jack of all trades, master-of-none.
I like doing lots of different things.
I like people.
I like playing with kids.
I like math.
I like reading.
I like art.
I like trying new things.
I like dancing.
I like variety.
I was very lost in my early 20s.
As a result, I turned to self-help books and they all said the same thing… Imagine you could do anything – what would you do?

Or follow your passion! Your passion will lead you to success!

Well, I have many passions.
And if you told me to do just one I would be miserable.
I felt the books were written for everyone else.
For the person who had it all figured out.
For the person who knew who they were.
For the person who knew exactly what they wanted.
I was not into any one thing to bet my life on it.
So I spent most of this time wandering.
I wanted to be purposeful, but I was lost.
I struggled making a commitment, so I tried everything.
I even went back for my MBA because I was still uncertain.
I didn’t know what kind of career I wanted and I felt confused.
And looking back now I wish someone would of told me – It’s ok!
This period is about getting lost.
It’s about embracing the unknown.
It’s about developing who you are.
It’s about trying new things.
It’s about trust.
It’s about faith. *
Every morning start your day with this prayer, “God, today I put my life in your hands.
I trust You are putting me where you need me.”
And let the worries go!
Trust God.
Be present and loving to what is in front of you.
And this will lead you to greatness.
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“One life is all we have and we live it as we …

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” –St. Joan of Arc
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Driving Thoughts; Happy New Year! Jesus makes …

Driving Thoughts;
Happy New Year!
Jesus makes all things new!
New Year’s Resolutions✨🌠🎉
If I may suggest a new year’s resolution, I would suggest that it be resolved to spend 2 or 3 more minutes in prayer every day than is currently spent in prayer. That way, the reader need not feel as if I am asking that a Holy Hour be made each and every day, especially given a quote from an Archbishop of New York. “It is not particularly difficult to find thousands who will spend two or three hours a day in exercising, but if you ask them to bend their knees to God in five minutes of prayer, they protest that it is too long.” ― Fulton J. Sheen

All I am suggesting is 2 or 3 minutes more than you currently spend in prayer. If you currently spend 18 to 20 minutes a day in prayer, please consider expanding it to 20 to 25 minutes. If you currently spend no time in daily prayer, I am asking that you consider adding 2 minutes each day to your routine.

If spontaneous prayer is not “your thing”, no issue. There are multiple on-line resources that offer daily meditations or reflections, the bulk of which are probably only 2 or 3 minutes in length. Add one each day, and in no time, you will be amazed at the random times that a topic or thought presented during your reflection will surface during the day.
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