“We have to go out and talk to people in the city whom we’ve seen on their balconies. We have to come out of our shell and tell them that Jesus lives…to say it with joy…even though it seems a little crazy sometimes.” Pope Francis
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10
“Lord, you have chosen me to be in a strange balance. It is a balance that one can only accomplish and hold on to while moving, in a dash. It is a little like a bicycle that cannot stand straight without rolling…Balance is not found riding it in place; it is found in lives lived out and sometimes eventful.” Madeleine Delbrel
“Make known to me your ways, Lord; teach me your paths.” Ps 25: 4
“It is the Paraclete Spirit, the Comforter, who grants us the courage to take to the streets of the world bringing the Gospel! The Holy Spirit makes us to look to the horizon and drives us to the very outskirts of existence in order to proclaim life in Jesus Christ. Let us ask ourselves: do we tend to stay closed in on ourselves, on our group, or do we let the Holy Spirit open us to mission?” (Pope Francis)
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Your love!
“God has created me to do Him some definite service: He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission – I may never know it in this life, but I will be told it in the next. “
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“I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place, while not intending it –if I do but keep His commandments. Therefore I shall trust Him, Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about. He may take away my friends. He may throw me among strangers. He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me — still He knows what He is about. ” Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
“Lord you have probed me, you know me: you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. My travels and my rest you mark; with all my ways you are familiar. Even before a word is on my tongue, Lord, you know it all. Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me. Such knowledge is beyond me, far too lofty for me to reach.” Ps 139:1-6
May you walk in your mission this day….grounded in the love of God.
My readers…you are in my prayers, fromtheheartof j