Words of Wisdom  
     
  Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. -- Psalms 149:3  
     
  Year of Faith Oct. 11, 2012-Nov. 24, 2013 The “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into His Church.  
     
  Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. -- Proverbs 3:5  
     
  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. -- John 3:16  
     
  “With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love.” -- Ephesians 4:2  
     
  ……the "new springtime of Christian life… will be revealed… if Christians are docile to the action of the Holy Spirit" (Toward the Third Millennium, Pope John Paul II, 18).  
     
  The saints rejoiced at injuries and persecutions, because in forgiving them they had something to present to God when they prayed to Him." -- St. Teresa of Avila  
     
  Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mould them accordingly.  
     
  If you know the joy of the Lord is in you, make sure you tell your face!  
     
  There are three things, my brethren, by which faith stands firm, devotion remains constant, and virtue endures. They are prayer, fasting and mercy. Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives. Prayer, mercy and fasting: these three are one, and they give life to each other. Fasting is the soul of prayer, mercy is the lifeblood of fasting. Let no one try to separate them; they cannot be separated. If you have only one of them or not all together, you have nothing. So if you pray, fast; if you fast, show mercy; if you want your petition to be heard, hear the petition of others. If you do not close your ear to others you open God's ear to yourself.  
     
  Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it.Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it. -- Mother Teresa  
     
  Layman's 10 Commandments:
Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout the journey.

So why is a Car's WINDSHIELD so large and the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.

All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.
 
     
  God's power is greater then our greatest problems. Trust in him!  
     
  With Jesus in my life, I know that today is going to be a good day. Thank you, Lord.♥  
     
  Give God your problems and allow Him to give you solutions.  
     
  When I am alone, Jesus still loves me. When I am broken, Jesus always fixes me. When I am troubled, Jesus never forsakes me.  
     
  By the grace of God, I am saved  
     
     
     
  PRAYER FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY:  
     
  O GOD OUR CREATOR, from your provident hand we have received our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have called us as your people and given us the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God, and your Son, Jesus Christ. Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.  
     
  We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.  
     
  Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome -- for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us -- this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.  
     
     
     
  No matter what, there is always One we can trust. His name is Jesus!  
     
  If we pray, we will believe. If we believe, we will love. If we love, we will serve. -- Mother Teresa  
     
  Jesus... died for my sins. Jesus... takes away my pain. Jesus... is always there for me. Jesus... loves me unconditionally.  
     
  God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.  
     
  GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Fears... GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Doubts... GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Enemies... GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Broken Pieces... GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Sins... GOD...IS...STRONGER...than...our...Failures...  
     
  "Your Catholic faith: Just walk it, talk it, preach it, pray it, teach it, tell it, live it, give it, proclaim it, praise it. Just do it, just live for Jesus!!"  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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