· 31 August 2005
Love is written in visible ink.
· 29 August 2005
The point of having an open mind, like having an open mouth, is to close it on something solid.
· 27 August 2005
The steps a man takes from the day of his birth until that of his death trace in time an inconcievable figure. The Divine Mind intuitively grasps that form immediately, as men do a triangle.
· 26 August 2005
The best thing about cell phones is you don’t have to wait until you get home to know no one called.
· 25 August 2005
Words stand between silence and silence: between the silence of things and the silence of our own being, between the silence of the world and the silence of God. When we have really met and known the world in silence, words do not separate us from the world nor from other men, nor from God, nor from ourselves because we no longer trust entirely in language to contain reality.
· 24 August 2005
Once the process [of conversion] is begun and continues…you are continually turning inward toward God and away from your own egocentricity…you have to see this selfish side of yourself in order to turn away from it. I measure God by everything I am not. I begin with that.
Is your religion transformative?
· 23 August 2005
You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can’t be conquered; you conquer yourself—your hopes, your fears.
· 22 August 2005
We are not judged by what we are basically. We are judged by how hard we use what we have been given. Success means nothing to the Lord.
· 21 August 2005
You never conquer a mountain. You just stand on the top a few moments. Then the wind blows your footprints away.
· 20 August 2005
If we’re honest, we don’t want freedom. We prefer the hollow sustinence of our fears.
· 19 August 2005
In what is necessary, unity;
in what is not necessary, liberty
and in all things charity.
· 17 August 2005
When men search for God with their bodily eyes they find Him nowhere, for He is invisible. But for those who ponder in the Spirit He is present everywhere. He is in all, yet beyond all.
· 16 August 2005
Your big heart circles the world everytime you smile.
· 15 August 2005
Those who think outside the box often find that they have only exchanged one box for another. But sometimes that is what is needed.
· 14 August 2005
God did not call me to be successful. God called me to be faithful.
· 13 August 2005
There is a failure that comes of putting experience before faith. Sometimes we are too wise to succeed—world-wise.
· 12 August 2005
May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.
· 11 August 2005
Ahead! Courage! In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead. If it stands still the wind will blow it back.
· 10 August 2005
Walk in the way of the Lord with simplicity and do not torment your spirit. You must hate your defects, but with a quiet hate, not troublesome and restless.
· 9 August 2005
There are insights that can be born only of your own pain, and they are the most precious. Seek [within] the undiscovered part of yourself. (emphasis added)
· 8 August 2005
If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.
· 6 August 2005
If your prayer is not leading you out of your comfort zone, then maybe… The Voice of Truth always says, “Be not afraid.” What is stopping you?
· 5 August 2005
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
· 4 August 2005
One burst of laughter dissipates a thousand doubts.
· 3 August 2005
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
· 2 August 2005
What people don’t realize is how much religion costs. They think faith is a big electric blanket, when of course it is the Cross.