Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some thoughts from St. John of the Cross.


Let your speech be such that no one may be offended, and let it concern things that would not cause you regret were all to know of them.

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Take neither great nor little notice of who is with you or against you, and try always to please God. Ask him that his will be done in you. Love him intensely, as he deserves to be loved.

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Never take others for your example in the tasks you have to perform, however holy they may be, for the devil will set their imperfections before you. But imitate Christ, who is supremely perfect and supremely holy, and you will never err.
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What does anyone know who doesn't know how to suffer for Christ?
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When evening comes, you will be examined in love. Learn to love as God desires to be loved and abandon your own ways of acting.  - Maxims
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I fall at every step.

2 comments:

  1. Me, too, Terry.
    That's why I go to confession at least every two weeks.
    I am very frail and know that without Jesus I will become a monster.
    Really.
    I praise Him every day for His wondrous Mercy and Love.

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  2. Maria9:00 PM

    Take neither great nor little notice of who is with you or against you, and try always to please God.

    It seems thsi knowledge only came to me late in life, after much suffering...

    When eveing come you will be examined in love...I have always loved this...eaccanasIf I were graded now, I'd flunk. I pray for more time...

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