Quote/s of the Day – 23 May – James 5:16-20, Luke 11:5-13
“Ask and it shall be given you: s
seek and you shall find:
knock and it shall be opened to you. ”
“Ask with tears,
seek with obedience,
knock with patience.”
“A servant of the Lord
stands bodily before men
he is knocking at the gates of Heaven.
St John Climacus (c 525-606)
Father of the Church
“In prayer one must hold fast and never let go,
because the one who gives up, loses all.
If it seems that no-one is listening to you,
then cry out even louder.
If you are driven out of one door,
go back in by the other.”
St Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)
May We Love Only You
By St Columban (543-615)
be pleased to show Yourself to us who knock,
so that in knowing You,
we may love only You,
love You alone,
desire You alone,
contemplate only You, day and night
and always think of You.
Inspire in us the depth of love
that is fitting for You to receive as God.
So may Your love pervade our whole being,
possess us completely
and fill all our senses,
that we may know no other love
but love for You,
Who are everlasting.
May our love be so great,
that the many waters of sky, land and sea
cannot extinguish it in us –
many waters could not extinguish love.
May this saying be fulfilled
in us also, at least in part,
by Your gift,
Jesus Christ, our Lord,
to Whom be glory forever and ever.