Monday, September 30, 2013

Springtime and Two Saints

Two Papas will be canonized April 27, 2014.  And my heart is full of joy.

“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.” ― John Paul II

"It often happens that I wake at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the pope!" ―Pope John XXIII


Tuesday, September 3, 2013


        Fear is the most limiting emotion I know. It taints your heart and makes it small; hither and thither is your soul tossed. You cannot simply push this dark figure out, it must be cast out by Humility and only then will it be followed by Joy.

- F