Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Mish-Mash of Quotes and Other Things

A few lovely and/or challenging thoughts that have been collecting in my inbox again.

Yesterday's daily text from the Moravians:

Who is a rock besides our God? Psalm 18:31

Paul said, "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."
Acts 20:32 (NIV)

O God, how grateful we are that you are the rock of our salvation and not the shifting sand of our human leaders. We commend all the leaders of our world to
your care and your leadership this day. Give to them your wisdom and compassion that they may rule in their tiny, human kingdoms as you do in the entire universe. Amen.

Several thoughts from Quiet Moments With Padre Pio

By loving God the soul is certain of possessing him. When a person loves money, honors, and good heath, unfortunately, he does not always possess what he loves, whereas he who loves God possesses him at once.

The more numerous your enemies become, the more you ought to abandon yourself with complete trust in the Lord. He will always sustain you with his powerful arm so that you may not stumble.

Let us take care to mortify our selfish spirit which puffs us up, makes us impulsive, and leads to aridity of the soul.

Raise your mind to the Lord and implore him to guide your mind himself, to speak to your heart and move your will.