19 October 2008


.. the windshield:

Maybe it’s not, as I’ve thought, that we suffer because Christ suffered, because Our Lady suffered.

Maybe I had it mixed up.

Maybe they suffered because we suffer. Because they knew we would suffer, that there was no avoiding it no matter what, and they wanted to be close to us.

14 October 2008


...from looking in the Window:

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness." From "Light from Heaven" by Jan Karon

"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth. They make us look to God, rather than to this world."
-St. Therese of Lisieux

"Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side,and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face."
-St. Francis of Assisi

“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.”
-St. Thomas Aquinas

"Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with your power; and little things as though they were great, since I do them in your name."
-John Ortberg

"What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart."


"Love God, serve God; everything is in that."
St. Clare of Assisi


The saint is the person who is so fascinated by the beauty of God and by his perfect truth as to be progressively transformed by it. Because of this beauty and truth, he is ready to renounce everything, even himself.

Love of God is enough for him, experienced in humble and disinterested service to one's neighbor, especially towards those who cannot give back in return.

Like the disciples of Emmaus, whose hearts were kindled by the words of the Risen One and enlightened by his living presence recognized in the breaking of the bread, who hurriedly returned to Jerusalem and became messengers of Christ's Resurrection, we too must take up the path again, enlivened by the fervent desire to witness to the mystery of this love that gives hope to the world.


Pope Benedict XVI

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07 October 2008