"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has – or ever will have – something inside that is unique to all time." - Mister Rogers
Whether sinner or saint, there is not a person who has walked this earth who lived without suffering. Even Jesus did not escape the pains of suffering. He didn’t even try to. He did not come to be pain free. He came to free us. He came to be able to whisper two little words to us that I believe are some of the most powerful words in all the universe. “Me too.”
“You are not sufficiently trusting, you fear God too much. I assure you that this grieves Him. Do not be afraid of going to purgatory because of its pain, but rather long not to go there because this pleases God who imposes this expiation so regretfully. From the moment that you try to please Him in all things, if you have the unshakable confidence that He will purify you at every instant in His love and will leave in you no trace of sin, be very sure that you will not go to purgatory.” - St. Therese of Liseux
"You, in the West, have millions of people who suffer such terrible loneliness and emptiness. They feel unloved and unwanted. These people are not hungry in the physical sense, but they are in another way. They know they need something more than money, yet they don't know what it is. What they are missing, really, is a living relationship with God." - St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
"We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor Him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son." --Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
What is your prayer routine? Are you feeding your soul as often as you feed your body? How does missing out on this vital time with God send your soul into a "hangry" state? Learn more by reading this article. Warning! It will challenge you!
"If we aren’t meeting people where they are at, we shouldn’t be surprised when people appear angry, outspoken, and sometimes downright rude in regards to moral or spiritual Truths. Like cats, all people have a general need in life, for us, a hole that can only be filled by God; but how that need is expressed can be drastically different from person to person. We aren’t a cookie cutter model of each other for how we relate to God."
Frodo: “I wish the ring had never come to me, I wish none of this had happened.” Gandalf: “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide, All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.” (The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien)
“How’s your faith life going?” Are you afraid to ask your friends and families this question? Find empowerment to know why this is one of the most important questions you can ask, and what's at stake if you don't.