Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 213 of 365 Days With God

Let each one remember that he will make progress in all spiritual things only insofar as he rids himself of self-love, self-will, and self-interest.

— St. Ignatius of Loyola

Day 212 of 365 Days With God

It is difficult to live a saintly life in this world even with the best of intentions. There always exists the dangerous menace of one’s being left entirely to oneself and also the probability of one’s being absorbed by work, by the necessities of life, and by the occupations of every sort which conditions or our own will impose. Then too, one is most always ignorant of the right road to pursue!

— St. Peter Eymard

Day 211 of 365 Days With God

The field of battle between God and Satan is the human soul. It is in the soul that the battle rages every moment of life. The soul must give free access to the Lord so that it may be fortified by Him in every repect and with all kinds of weapons; that His light may enlighten it to combat the darkness of error; that it may be clothed with Jesus Christ. To be clothed with Jesus Christ it is necessary to die to oneself. That which comes from Satan begins with calmness and ends in storm, indifference, and apathy.  In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind blows it back. Fix the time, the length of your meditation, and do not rise from your place until you have finished even at the cost of being crucified.

—  Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

Day 210 of 365 Days With God

We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s all right, everything is all right. We must say, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord.

—  Blessed Mother Teresa

Day 209 of 365 Days With God

A first path of repentance is the condemnation of your own sins: be the first to admit your sins and you will be justified.  For this reason, too, the prophet wrote: I said: I will accuse myself of my sins to the Lord and you forgave the weakness of my heart.  Therefore, you too should condemn your own sins; that will be enough reason for the Lord to forgive you, for a man who condemns his own sins is slower to commit them again.  Rouse your conscience to accuse you within your own house, lest it become your accuser before the judgment seat of the Lord.

—  St. John Chrysostom

Day 208 of 365 Days With God

The Lord chiefly desires of us that we should be completely perfect, that we may be wholly one with Him. Let us aim, therefore, at whatever we need to reach this.

—  St. Teresa

Day 207 of 365 Days With God

Our Lady’s love is like a stream that has its source in the Eternal Fountains, quenches the thirst of all, can never be drained, and ever flows back to its Source.

—  St. Marguerite Bourgeoys