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Blessed are the men and women, Who are planted on Your earth, in Your garden; Who grow as your trees and flowers grow, Who transform their darkness into light. Their roots plunge into darkness, With faces that turn towards the light. All those who love You are beautiful; They overflow with Your Presence, so that they can do nothing but good. All men, all women are welcome here; All they need do is enter.     (King Solomon)

 

Have we not one Father?  Hath not One God created all?  (Malachi)

 

But they that trust in the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not falter.  (Isaiah).

 

Ask, and it shall be given to you;  seek and ye shall find;  knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  (Jesus)

 

I tell you this truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  (Jesus)

 

The Lord our God is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.  Love your neighbor as yourself.  (Jesus)

 

Blessed are the poor, for in spirit theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn in sorrow, for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.  Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons and daughters of God.  Blessed are those who suffer from persecution, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  (Jesus)

 

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God.  If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.  (Apostle Peter)

 

Let everything you do be done in love.  (Apostle Paul)

 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love. I gain nothing.  Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails.  ... And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.  (Apostle Paul)

 

God is love.  Whoever lives in love, lives in God, and God in him.  (Apostle John)

 

Lord make me an instrument of Your peace.  Where there is hatred, let me sow love;  where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith;  where there is despair, hope;  where there is darkness, light;  and where there is sadness, joy.  O Divine master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love.  For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning  that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.  (St. Francis of Assisi)

 

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.  (Mother Teresa)

 

Hearts that are open to the love that is God, feel loved in loving and served in serving.  (Edward Gloeggler)

 

The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.  And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. (Tielhard de Chardin)

 

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?  (Dr. Robert Schuller)

 

No one can see the divine things as long as he mixes himself or mingles with temporal things, that is anything less than God.  (Marguerite Porete)

 

Paradise is nothing other than to see God only.  (Marguerite Porete)

 

God is not so much concerned with our works as with the spirit with which we perform them all and that we should love him in all things. They for whom God is not enough are greedy. The reward for all your works should be that they are known to God and that you seek God in them. Let this always be enough for you. The more purely and simply you seek him, the more effectively all your works will atone for your sins.   (Meister Eckhart)

 

Fire transforms all things it touches into its own nature.  The wood does not change the fire into itself, but the fire changes the wood into itself.  In the same way we are transformed into God so that we may know him as he is.  Acting and becoming are one.  God and I are one in this work; he acts and I become.  (Mesiter Eckhart)

 

I suppose what makes me most glad is that we all recognize each other in this metaphysical space of silence and happening, and get some sense, for a moment, that we are full of paradise without knowing it.  (Thomas Merton)

 

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (King David)

Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.  (St. John the Apostle)

 

I am the Light of the World; he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life.  (St. John the Apostle)

 

Let nothing disturb thee, Nothing affright thee; All things are passing, God never changeth;

Patient endurance Attaineth to all things; Who God possesseth In nothing is wanting, Alone God sufficeth. (St. Theresa of Avila)

 

Because we have heard and because faith tells us so, we know we have souls.  But we seldom consider the precious things that can be found in this soul, or who dwells within it, or its highest value.  (St. Theresa of Avila)

 

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious. (St. Thomas Aquinas)

 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made.  In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.  (Apostle John)

 

If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there:

If I make my bed in hell,

behold, thou art there.

If I take the wings of the morning

and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

Even there shall Thy Hand lead me,

and Thy Right Hand shall hold me.

(King David)

 

They deceive themselves who believe that union with God consists in ecstasies or raptures, and in the enjoyment of Him. For it consists in nothing except the surrender and subjection of our will - with our thoughts, words and actions - to the will of God.... (St. Teresa of Avila)

May today there be peace within. May you trust your highest power that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.... May you be content knowing you are a child of God.... Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of you. (St. Theresa of Avila)

 

"There is a practice that is most powerful in keeping us united with God. That practice is the constant recollection of His presence." (St. Alphonsus Liguori)

In all the events of life, you must recognize the divine will. Adore and bless it, especially in the things which are the hardest for you.  (St. Padre Pio)

 

LOVE!