Quote/s of the Day – 11 June – Thursday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time, Year A, Readings: Acts: 11:21b-26; 12:1-3, Psalm 98(97),1.2-3ab.3cd-4.5-6, Matthew 10:7-13 and the Memorial of St Barnabas, Apostle of Christ
“Freely you have received,
freely you are to give.”
Matthew 10:8 (DR)
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men,
I also will acknowledge before my Father,
who is in heaven…”
“Pray as though everything depended on God.
Work as though everything depended on you.”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“He should first
rather than words,
all that is good and holy.”
St Benedict (c 480-547)
“Someone who truly follows the Lord
wants everyone to follow Him,
which is why he turns to his neighbour
with kind attentions, prayers
and proclamation of the Gospel.
… Jesus loves the one who follows Him.”
St Anthony of Padua (1195-1231)
“Teach us to give
and not to count the cost.”
“It is not hard to obey
when we love the one,
whom we obey.”
St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)
“Christ has no body on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which, the compassion of Christ, looks out to the world.
Yours are the feet,
with which, He is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands,
with which, He is to bless others now.”
St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
Doctor of the Church
“Let us renew our faith in Him
and put all our hope in His promises!
… Working to enrich … society and culture
with the beauty and truth of the Gospel
and never losing sight of that great hope
which gives meaning and value
to all the other hopes which inspire our lives.”
Pope Benedict XVI
“God will put someone in your path today
who doesn’t necessarily need you…
but who desperately needs Christ in you.”
Executive Vice President for Life Teen International.