Quote/s of the day – 20 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – Job 38: 1, 8-11, Psalms 107: 23-24, 25-26, 28-29, 30-31 (1b), Second Corinthians 5: 14-17, Fospel: Mark 4: 35-41
“And the wind ceased
and there was a great calm.
He said to them,
“Why are you so afraid?
Have you still no faith?”
“Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid.”
“Can any of you by worrying
add a moment to your life-span?”
“Place all your trust in God,
let Him be your fear and your love.
He will answer for you,
He will do what is best for you.
You have here no lasting home.
You are a stranger and a pilgrim
wherever you may be
and you shall have no rest,
until you are wholly united with Christ.
Why do you look about here
when this is not the place of your repose?”
Thomas à Kempis CRSA (1380-1471)
“Let nothing perturb you,
nothing frighten you.
All things pass.
God does not change.
Patience achieves everything.”
St Teresa of Jesus of Avila (1515-1582)
Doctor of Prayer
“ … Let the fine point of your spirit
always turn towards God, its north.
Your are about to take to the high seas
of the world, do not, on this account,
alter dial or mast, sail or anchor or wind.
Keep Jesus Christ
as your dial, at all times,
His Cross for mast,
on which to hoist
your resolutions, as a sail.
Let your anchor be,
profound trust in Him
and set out early!”
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Doctor of the Church
into God’s arms.
He will carry you
when the road is rough.”