A wonderful quote from a simple Nun that may help us as we contemplate our list of New Years resolutions. No doubt it is better to K.I. S.S. (keep it simple stupid:)) than to drone on about unimportant matters.
Our Lord needs from us neither great deeds nor profound thoughts. Neither intelligence nor talents. He cherishes simplicity.
— St Therese of Lisieux
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Psalms 128: 1 – 5
1Blessed is every one who fears the LORD, who walks in his ways!2You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.3Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table.4Lo, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the LORD.5The LORD bless you from Zion! May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life!
Recall to yourself that our Lord is the beloved Son of the living God; that He is Himself the God of all consolation, the sight of whom forms the beatitude of the angels and elect. And yet, what does He not suffer!
— St Ignatius Loyola
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Turn yourself round like a piece of clay and say to the Lord: I am clay, and you, Lord, the potter. Make of me what you will.
— Blessed John of Avila
They sang to Thy holy name, O Lord, and praised Thy Victorious hand.
— Wisdom 10:20
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A light shall shine upon us this day: for the Lord is born to us: and He shall be called Wonderful, God, the Prince of Peace, the Father of the world to come: of whose reign there shall be no end.
— Is. ix. 2, 6
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Join me in celebrating the Christmas Season which begins today and culminates on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 8th, 2012.
|John 1: 1 – 5, 9 – 14
||In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
||He was in the beginning with God;
||all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.
||In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
||The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
||The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.
||He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not.
||He came to his own home, and his own people received him not.
||But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;
||who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
||And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
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