When I read in the Gospel “that Mary went in haste to the hill country of Judea” to perform her loving service for her cousin Elizabeth, I imagine her passing by so beautiful, so calm and so majestic
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".
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.
How could a truly humble person think he is as good as those who are contemplative? Yes, it is true, God can make you a contemplative
True humility consists very much in great readiness to be content with whatever the Lord may want to do with them
We are God’s most precious “investment”. The Lord made his riskiest, most important financial transaction when he created us.
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If you desire to discover peace and consolation for your soul and to serve God truly, do not find your satisfaction in what you have left behind
We hear every day of many murders, lost reputations, insults, squandered fortunes, rivalries, quarrels, and of so many adulteries, rapes, and fornications.