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Monday, February 25, 2013

 

Quotes

Prayer is union with God.

Prayer is offering to God every action.

Praying is not taking time out of one's job; it is putting in quality time in one's activity.  It's the intenton or motive for an act (that counts).

- Bishop Precioso D. Cantillas, SDB, DD

Prayer is nothing but an intimate conversation with a friend whom you know loves you very much, according to the very down to earth Saint Teresa of Avila.

Blooming ka kasi love transfigures.

- Teresa R. Tunay, OCDS


It is the Cross that allows the Resurrection to take place. All who behold and embrace his cross is healed, made whole, and gains eternal life.

On the Cross, Christ went not so much against natural human inclinations -- the inclination toward life and self-preservation -- but He transcended these and got to the core of being human.

We must not kill desires and passions but reorient them, redirect them in service of God and others, in the service of God's mission for us.

- Fr. Tito Caluag

Believe. Whatever the problem, we must continue believing that there is a reason, there is a mission, and there is a plan. Furthermore, we must believe that there is a solution. Problems should strengthen our belief in God, belief in other people, and belief in our selves.

May I come to understand that blessings are everywhere, that my attitude will affect outcomes, that CHALLENGES ARE OFTEN GIFTS IN DISGUISE. May I come to trust that most things can get better, with time, that my instincts and gut feelings have value, that a positive attitude makes things go smoother. May I come to see that I have many skills and talents I can use, that I am a positive influence on many people, that there are those around me who wish me well. May I come to value that today is a blessing to be enjoyed, that each person is unique and important, that each moment of my life has meaning.

- Fr. Jerry Orbos

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