Sunday, October 1, 2017
St. Therese's teachings of how to be holy, how to be a child of God, and to be close to God, she called "her little way of spiritual childhood." She learned that being holy is very simple – it involves trusting God with confidence and doing ordinary things in life with great love. Her "little ways" is about doing little things to please people, bring a smile to someone's face and heart, reaching out to let people know they are special – and accepting disappointments with patience not anger.
"My God ...I love Thee!"
-St. Therese of Lisieux
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
My son and daughter-in-law have this adorable dog named Snoofer whom we have affectionately dubbed our grandpuppy. We do all the normal things grandparents do, we buy him gifts, we go to visit him and are sent pictures and stories by his "mom and dad".
When we first told people we had a grandpuppy we thought they would think us quite odd but it seems there are many people who have grandpuppies. So when I am asked if I have a picture of my grandchildren, I am very happy to pull out a picture of my grandpuppy, Snoofer.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
"Peace is a precious gift which must be promoted and protested...Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence."
"Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads ... to those who have quit or are indifferent."
“The most important thing in the life of every man and every woman is not that they should never fall along the way. The important thing is always to get back up, not to stay on the ground licking your wounds.”
“The media only writes about the sinners and the scandals, he said, but that's normal, because 'a tree that falls makes more noise than a forest that grows.”