Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Inspirational Quotes: 31-60

BEADS OF JOY 07-03-13
“Inspirational Quotes: 31-60”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Let us continue to share all of these most inspiring exciting quotes. I pray that they are helpful and fruitful on your Spiritual Journey. Posting all of them all at once would make sense; but I thought small bite size bunches like this make for easier maneuvering through all of them.

31. “Merit consists in the virtue of love alone, flavored with the light of true discretion without which the soul is worth nothing.” ~St. Catherine of Siena

32. “There is no place for selfishness—and no place for fear! Do not be afraid, then, when love makes demands. Do not be afraid when love requires sacrifice.” ~Pope John Paul II
33. “We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to become vessels of God´s compassionate love for others.” ~St. Clare of Assisi

34. “We can cure physical diseases with medicine but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more who are dying for a little love. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread love everywhere you go.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa

35. “Love is the most necessary of all virtues. Love in the person who preaches the word of God is like fire in a musket. If a person were to throw a bullet with his hands, he would hardly make a dent in anything; but if the person takes the same bullet and ignites some gunpowder behind it, it can kill. It is much the same with the word of God. If it is spoken by someone who is filled with the fire of charity- the fire of love of God and neighbor- it will work wonders.” ~St. Anthony Mary Claret (from his autobiography).
36. “Intense love does not measure . . . it just gives.” ~Blessed Mother Teresa

37. “The person who does not decide to love forever will find it very difficult to really love for even one day.” ~Pope John Paul II
38. “Man cannot live without love. He remains a being that is incomprehensible for himself, his life is senseless, if love is not revealed to him, if he does not encounter love, if he does not experience it and make it his own, if he does not participate intimately in it. This is why Christ the Redeemer 'fully reveals man to himself.” ~Pope John Paul II

39. “Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not tell you so. Love demands a personal commitment to the will of God.” ~Pope John Paul II
40. “Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” ~St. Augustine

41. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” ~St Augustine
42. “It is not so essential to think much as to love much.” ~St Teresa of Jesus, OCD

43. “To be taken with love for a soul, God does not look on its greatness, but the greatness of its humility.” ~St. John of the Cross, OCD
44. “Always remember to love your neighbor; always prefer the one who tries your patience, who test your virtue, because with her you can always merit: suffering is Love; the Law is Love.” ~Blessed Mary of Jesus Crucified "The Little Arab"

45. “A soul enkindled with love is a gentle, meek, humble, and patient soul.” ~St. John of the Cross, OCD
46. “You know that our Lord does not look at the greatness or difficulty of our action, but at the love with which you do it. What, then, have you to fear?” ~St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, OCD

47. “So dearly does His Majesty love us that He will reward our love for our neighbor by increasing the love which we bear to Himself, and that in a thousand ways.” ~St Teresa of Jesus, OCD
48. “What we need most in order to make progress is to be silent before this great God with our appetite and with our tongue, for the language he best hears is silent love.” ~St John of the Cross, OCD

49. “Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas
50. “My Jesus, fill my heart with so much love that one day it will break just to be with you. My Jesus, you know I have placed you as a seal on my heart. Remain there always.” ~St. Bernadette Soubirous

51. “I challenge you, "Make God's Will -Your life's desire, no matter how difficult it gets, no matter what the challenges are, no matter how heavy and stressful it gets; always love Him and always THANK HIM for allowing you to be chosen to bear the weight of such a blessed Cross. You will bear much JOY, I promise you, I know this first hand. Praise You Jesus!!!” ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS
52. “He alone loves the Creator perfectly who manifests a pure love for his neighbor.” ~St. Bede the Venerable

53. “Nothing is sweeter than love, nothing stronger or higher or wider; nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller, and nothing better in heaven or on earth, for love is born of God and cannot rest except in God, Who is above all created things.” ~Imitation of Christ
54. “Love is watchful. Sleeping, it does not slumber. Wearied, it is not tired. Pressed, it is not straitened. Alarmed, it is not confused, but like a living flame, a burning torch, it forces its way upward and passes unharmed through every obstacle.” ~Imitation of Christ

55. “You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux
56. “Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.” ~St Francis of Assisi

57. “Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.” ~St. Teresa
58. “We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

59. “The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort
60. “Mary having co-operated in our redemption with so much glory to God and so much love for us, Our Lord ordained that no one shall obtain salvation except through her intercession.” ~St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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