Why I am "Awesome"...

For my disclaimer as to why I am "Awesome", see my first post.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


In our world of almost eternal distraction we need this esteem for silence, this admirable and indispensable condition for our spirit, assaulted as it is by such a deafening clamour…   O blesses silence of Nazareth!  Teach us recollection; teach us interior life; teach us to be docile to good inspirations and trustworthy spiritual guides.  Teach us the value of study, of meditation, of interior life, of the secret prayer that is only heard by God.    ---  In Conversation with God, italicized part by Paul VI, Address in Nazareth, 5 January 1964

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To Bear Fruit...

Many people...sincerely resolve to pursue the good.  Yet when adversity and suffering come, they soon abandon good works.  --- Gregory the Great, Homilies on the Gospels
How many good resolutions have come to naught when the spiritual life has come to a struggle!  These souls were seeking themselves rather than God.  ---  Fr. Fernandez, In Conversation with God
Some act for one reason.  Others act for another.  The fact is that few look for Jesus for the sake of Jesus.  --- St. Augustine, Commentary on St. John's Gospel
We can accomplish this daily only if we are faithful to our daily prayer, whether it comes to us easily or is more of a sacrifice.  Prayer and mortification prepare the soul to receive the divine seed and then give fruit.  All roads that lead to God have to pass through prayer and sacrifice.  Let us resolve never to become separated from the Lord. We have to go to His merciful heart many times during the day.  ---  Fr. Fernandez

Monday, September 9, 2013

Be careful what you wish for...

Don’t wish to be like a gilded weather-cock on top of a great building. However much it shines and however high it stands, it adds nothing to the solidity of the building. Rather be like an old stone block hidden in the foundation underground where nobody can see you. Because of you the building will not fail.

St. Josemaria Escriva