Thought for the week

Thought for the week

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Christ gives up his life in order to open the way to eternal life for humanity. However, to win eternal life they too must give up their earthly life. They must die with Christ in order to rise with him: the lifelong death of suffering and of daily self-denial and even, if necessary, the bloody death of a martyr for the Gospel of Christ. Well may God’s plan of salvation be directed toward all humanity, and on their account toward his chosen people. But his purpose is to reach every single one as a bride, caring for it with paternal fidelity.” St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein, a convert from Judaism who was put to death in Auschwitz.

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“There are wounds of the spirit which never close and are intended in God’s mercy to bring us nearer to Him, and to prevent us leaving Him by their very perpetuity. Such wounds then may almost be taken as a pledge, or at least as a ground for a humble trust, that God will give us the great gift of perseverance to the end. This is how I comfort myself in my own great bereavements.” Cardinal Newman 

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“The humanity of Jesus has remained with us in the Holy Eucharist: in that mystery of love Jesus has accomplished his marvels in souls. Someone has said that a single surge of either love or of suffering can save the world; the Holy Spirit, poured out at Pentecost, and the Eucharist envelope the whole world in these two waves because the Holy Spirit and the Eucharist both come from Calvary and they extend upon the earth the empire of the Cross formed with love and suffering.” Archbishop Luis Maria Martinez

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

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”The Lord is alive and wants to be sought among the living. After having found him, each person is sent out by him to announce the Eater message, to awaken hope in hearts burdened by sadness, in those who struggle to find meaning in life. However, we must not proclaim ourselves. Rather, as joyful servants of hope, we must announce the Risen One by our lives and by our love; otherwise we will be incapable of offering the hope for which the world longs. ’ Pope Francis.

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

It is God the Father’s plan that the peace  which his beloved Son Jesus Christ won for us on Calvary should be communicated to every human being. It is vitally important for parents to transmit to their children an understanding of the faith and a deep appreciation of sacramental life, so that each generation may be aware of Christ’s peace. The success of the Church’s mission in this regard is intimately linked with the irreplaceable catechetical activity of the family.”  St. John Paul II

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“O Lord, you are my repose, my happiness, my thanksgiving, my portion and my only love. I have no virtues, but you possess them all, and you are mine, divine and human. Having you, I have all I need to pay my debts and make amends to the divinity offended by my sins, that I may be purified and enter into heaven. O Mary, obtain for us from God that light that will eclipse the things of earth so that we may be able to enter into the sanctuary of the heart of Jesus and lose ourselves in the unfathomable depths of his love.”  Blessed Concepcion Cabrera de Armida.

 

 

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“The only way to glorify God is Our Lord’s way. That is, we the adopted children must become as much like the only begotten Son as possible, and so in our own little way reflect the loving relationship of the Son and his Father. We can only do this if we grow in sensitivity to our Father’s will. His will must become our food, as it was for our Lord: it must sustain and nourish us, give us life, knowledge and love. But it cannot become our real nourishment until and unless we make frequent acts of union with our Father’s will. Thus, our will too will become wise, faithful, strong, beautiful, just and, above all, loving, a flame of love.” (Fr. Bonaventure Perquin, OP.)

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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK


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“Only by experiencing forgiveness, by recognizing one is loved with a freely given love, a love greater than our wretchedness but also greater than our own merit, do we at last enter a truly filial and free relationship with God. Let us meditate on this parable of the Prodigal Son. Let us compare ourselves to the two sons and, especially, contemplate the Heart of the Father. Let us throw ourselves into his arms and be regenerated by his merciful love.” Pope Benedict XVI

 

 

 

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (BY POPE FRANCIS)

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The faith we proclaim at Christmas make us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent. He is present in the unwelcomed visitor, often unrecognizable, who walk through our cities and our neighborhoods, who travels on our buses and knock on our doors. Our faith tell us not to be afraid of new forms of relationship, in which none have to feel that there is no room for them on earth. in the Child of Bethlehem, God comes to meet us and make us active sharers in the life around us. He offers himself to us so that we can take him in our arms, lift him and embrace him, and with him the thirsty, the stranger, the naked. the sick, the imprisoned.

 

Thought for the week

                                                     THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“And finally, Margaret, this I know very well that without my fault God

will not let me be lost. I shall therefore with good hope commit myself

entirely to him. Nothing can come but that which God wills. And I make

myself very sure that whatever that be, seem it never so bad in sight,

it shall in deed be best.”

(St. Thomas More writing to his daughter from the Tower of London

before his execution.)