St Vincent de Paul

The works of God have their moment; His Providence brings them about at that time and neither sooner nor later. The Son of God saw the loss of souls; yet, He did not advance the hour ordained for His coming. Let us wait patiently but let us act, and, so to speak, let us make haste slowly.

God’s Work

It is God’s work, not mine. HE is the master builder. I cannot rush God’s work. I am simply called at every instant to love. Love the person in front of me, whoever it is. Whether it is a superior, a stranger, a friend, an enemy, or someone I am leading or working with. This person could even be myself. The most I can do to advance God’s Kingdom is always, always, to love.  Love means accepting the person where he is at. It []

Love Offends

Darkness cannot abide the Light. Those in darkness yearn for the light, but insofar as they have been touched by darkness they hate the light. And so it is that they both fear and yearn the light of Christ, attracted and repelled by the one thing that will save them. For this reason Christ both attracts and repels for men loathe what they fear, even when what they fear is nothing that would wound them except in love. Christ is light and []

Still

My being Is still not at peace My mind Is still not quiet My heart Is still full of anxiety But He Is still God From a journal entry dated 3 June 2013

To Be Nothing

Of what use am I if I am merely pleasant company to people and my company does not remind them of God? My concern is not that people find me agreeable and comfortable to be around – no, my concern is rather that I stand in the presence of God at all times and that the Lord use me as he intends. If it serves his purpose that I am found to be pleasant and amiable, so be it. If it pleases []

OBEY: (Latin) oboedire. Literally “listen to,” from ob “to” + audire “listen, hear”

Marian Consecration

22 August 2012 Feast of Mary, Mother & Queen of Heaven Novena Church Mary, my Mother and Queen of my heart, I come before you as led by Jesus. I entrust myself to you – body, heart, mind, and soul. I am totally yours. Teach me the path of perfect discipleship that I may please God in all that I do. Help me to be me, and to be joyful in being who God created me to be. Amen.  

Without prayer as the anchor, time lacks direction and purpose.  

The Choice

I choose to embrace whatever path God prefers for me. I ask only for the grace to be emptied of all self-will so that I can be perfectly obedient to His.