St. Teresa of Jesus said: “The Lord doesn't look so much at the greatness of our works as at the love with which they are done.”
St. John of the Cross says that "faith lies beyond all this understanding, taste, feeling, and imagining." Bishop Báez explains that it's the loving and welcoming presence of Jesus that gives us the faith we need to live: not only faith in God but faith in life, in ourselves, and others.
St. John of the Cross reminds us that "God’s purpose is to exalt the soul". That is why he came down, "so profound is the humility and sweetness of God".
Letting ourselves be conquered by the loving gaze of Jesus is the beginning of a new and eternal life.
Jesus wants to eradicate three deadly verbs from our daily life: to have, to ascend, and to command; and in their place he proposes that we should cultivate these three life-giving verbs: to give, to descend, and to serve.
When the Church sees that many people are distancing themselves and attacking Her, the Church never experiences the bitterness of resentment or the evil power of revenge; She always acts with gentleness and mercy
Our Lady said "yes" to the Lord without knowing what awaited her... La Virgen dijo «sí» al Señor sin saber lo que le esperaba.
We rest when we seek a "solitary place" (Mk. 6:31) to be silent; to enter into ourselves; to listen to our conscience and perceive, beyond our fears and tensions, the presence of God who loves and cares for us.
This is what the birth of John the Baptist announces: just as from the womb of Elizabeth a creature is born, the Lord can bring forth life from a story of darkness and death.
The Kingdom of God grows with a power of its own, which isn't dependent upon us; it is a call to trust in the loving power of God
History has never disproved the Virgin's prophetic words
In his Ascension Sunday homily, Bishop Báez say that by praying and witnessing to Jesus, we can heal the world
Christian love has a social and political dimension. We love when we design and organize social life in such a way that no one suffers
Our fruitfulness in the world depends on prayer, where we welcome the words of Jesus to begin to think like him, see things as he would see them, and act in every situation as he would