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« Reply #68 on: March 29, 2013, 01:40:29 PM »

Anxiety arises from an unregulated desire to be delivered from any pressing evil, or to obtain some hoped for good. Nevertheless, nothing tends so greatly to enhance the one or retard the other as over-eagerness and anxiety. Birds that are captured in nets and snares become inextricably entangled therein, because they flutter and struggle so much. Therefore, whensoever you urgently desire to be delivered from any evil, or to attain some good thing, strive above all else to keep a calm, restful spirit, steady your judgement and will, and then go quietly and easily after your object, taking all fitting means to attain thereto. By easily I do not mean carelessly, but without eagerness, disquietude or anxiety; otherwise, so far from bringing about what you wish, you will hinder it, and add more and more to your perplexities.
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What offends Jesus, what wounds Him to the Heart, is want of confidence.


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« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2013, 10:46:59 PM »

It is good to think about our having our citizenship in heaven and the saints of heaven as our fellow citizens.....Then it is easier to bear the things that are on the earth.
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« Reply #70 on: April 02, 2013, 11:36:01 PM »

This is the great work of man; always to take the blame for his own sins before God, and to expect temptation to his last breath.
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« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2013, 11:42:42 PM »

'When St. Aloysius Gonzaga was a student, he never sought to excuse himself when he was reproached with anything; he said what he thought, and troubled himself no further about what others might think; if he was wrong, he was wrong; if he was right, he said to himself, "I have certainly been wrong some other time." My children, the saints were so completely dead to themselves, that they cared very little whether others agreed with them.'

St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Cure of Ars

'Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.'

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« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2013, 11:51:37 PM »


'Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a man wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a man undertakes, if he perseveres in it, he will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.'

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« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2013, 11:57:29 PM »

Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.
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« Reply #74 on: April 03, 2013, 12:34:19 AM »

May God help us to pray!  crucifix
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« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2013, 10:45:21 PM »

The strategy of our adversary can be compared to the tactics of a commander intent upon seizing and plundering a position he desires. The leader of an army will encamp, explore the fortifications and defenses of the fortress, and attack at the weakest point.
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« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2013, 10:49:55 PM »

And how many people do not even think they are at war at all. . .

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« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2013, 11:21:37 PM »

And how many people do not even think they are at war at all. . .


You know Shin honestly, I would say maybe everyone I know with a few exceptions, and that really worries me. I'm always fretting over the lackadaisical attitude people who's souls I pray for have about the nature of the battle were in and the deceptive power of the devil. It can be an extremely frustrating and lonely place to be.
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« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2013, 11:36:02 PM »

Don't give into frustration or loneliness my friend and brother!  for what it's worth, I find as a general rule they come from the devil.

Both are very self-destructive! They've done me plenty of damage in the past, so now I am far more careful of such feelings.

The more we become holy the more we will be able to help those we love. Cheesy

I am always availing myself too of the promises of God. Such as the prayers associated with the Green Scapular.

And I am very grateful for the good companionship here.

The more I read of the saints the more I learn, and try to gather together in a way that is more easily comprehensible. Once I know how to be more good the more I'll be able to help others to be so.

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« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2013, 11:42:54 PM »

Remember St. Francis de Sale's quote on frustration?  Cheesy

We must trust in the Providence of God!
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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2013, 12:23:00 AM »

Remember St. Francis de Sale's quote on frustration?  Cheesy

We must trust in the Providence of God!
With all my heart, every day my prayers go up for all those I love, all those I've known, hoping in his mercy. Still the devil is insidious and cruel, and as you well know , his greatest weapon is his ability to make people believe he doesn't exist, trying to get some of those we love to see the gravity of the situation can be challenging. But I do find my peace in my prayers and reading the words of the saints encourages me and gives me hope.
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« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2013, 07:29:08 PM »

Remember that you will derive strength by reflecting that the saints yearn for you to join their ranks; desire to see you fight bravely, and that you behave like true knights in your encounters with the same adversities which they had to conquer, and that breathtaking joy is theirs and your eternal reward for having endured a few years of temporal pain. Every drop of earthly bitterness will be changed into an ocean of heavenly sweetness.
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« Reply #82 on: April 05, 2013, 02:23:10 AM »

The more virtuous we are here the more Heaven is here with us! Cheesy

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« Reply #83 on: April 06, 2013, 12:42:37 AM »

We must never lose sight of the fact that we are either saints or outcasts, that we must love for heaven or hell. There is no middle path in this.
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« Reply #84 on: April 06, 2013, 02:29:00 PM »

'When in the intensity of its love for God the intellect goes out of itself, then it has no sense of itself or of any created thing. For when it is illumined by the infinite light of God, it becomes insensible to everything made by Him, just as the eye becomes insensible to the stars when the sun rises.

All the virtues cooperate with the intellect to produce this intense longing for God, pure prayer above all. For by soaring towards God through this prayer the intellect rises above the realm of created beings.'

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