Thursday, September 29, 2011

To trust

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.  
--Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Goodness is love in action, love with its hand to the plow, love with the burden on its back, love following his footsteps who went about continually doing good.

--James Hamilton

Thursday, September 22, 2011

True eyes

Those true eyes,

Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise

The sweet soul shining through them.

--Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton


Monday, September 19, 2011

The measure

We can never have too much hope in God. He gives in the measure we ask.
--Saint Therese of Lisieux

Friday, September 16, 2011

Good nature

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of Heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
--Washington Irving

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The ordinary way

There are no short cuts to Heaven, only the ordinary way of ordinary things.
--Rev. Vincent McNabb

Monday, September 12, 2011

Feast of the Most Holy Name of Mary

"O sweet name, which gives the sinner strength and blessed hope. We pray thee, Our Lady, Star of the Sea, shine upon us in our distress on the sea of life, and lead us to safe harbor and the ineffable joys of eternity."
--Saint Anthony of Padua

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Faithful friends

Words are easy, like the wind;

Faithful friends are hard to find.

--William Shakespeare

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Whatever we are

Whatever we are, we are not what we ought to be.
--Saint Augustine

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What does love look like?

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
--Saint Augustine 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Happiness and peace

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
                                      --C.S. Lewis 

Friday, September 2, 2011

The glory of friendship

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with friendship.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, September 1, 2011

These are the gifts

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy.

--Robert Louis Stevenson