Quote/s of the Day – 4 February – Thursday of the Fourth Week of Ordinary Time, Readings: Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24, Psalms 48:2-3,3-4, 9, 10-11, Mark 6:7-13
And he called the twelve
and began to send them out,
two by two …
“Go into all the world
and proclaim the gospel
to vthe whole creation.”
“Lord, if Your people still have need
of my services,
I will not avoid the toil.
Your will be done.
I have fought the good fight long enough.
Yet, if You bid me to continue to hold
the battle line, in defence of Your camp,
I will never beg to be excused
from failing strength.
I will do the work You entrust to me.
While You command,
I will fight beneath Your banner.
St Martin de Tours (c 316-397)
“Pray as though everything depended on God.
Work as though everything depended on you.”
St Augustine (354-430)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“What a tragedy,
how many souls
are being shut out of heaven
and falling into hell,
thanks to you!”
St Francis Xavier (1506-1552)
“We ought to instruct with meekness
those whom heresy has made bitter and suspicious
and has estranged from orthodox Catholics,
… Thus, by whole-hearted charity and goodwill,
we may win them over to us in the Lord.”
St Peter Canisius (1521-1397)
Doctor of the Church
“Let us go in simplicity,
where merciful Providence leads us,
content to see the stone on which we should step,
without wanting to discover,
all at once and completely,
the windings of the road.”