By: Gabriela Yareliz
Something tells me time is going to simply evaporate in these next few weeks. It’s time to embrace every moment and savor the details and slow ticking of the clock. It is a beautiful time, a strange time, a difficult time, an emotional time, an uncertain time–it’s time.
I hope that this week you find joy, peace and clarity. I hope your faith grows, and I hope that we can spend less time looking down at others or at our situations and that we may find the time to look up. Find healing; find love; find every blessing placed before you.
Currently, we are waiting for a blizzard in NYC. Pray for us.
“Endure, my heart; you’ve endured a worse thing even than this.”
Homer, The Odyssey
“As long as I daily make the choice to be guided by His truth, He replaces my hollowness with a wholeness of love that has no gape.”
“There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look.”
“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.”
“God doesn’t respond because someone opens up some new insight for Him. No. In persistent, fervent prayer, God prepares the soil of one’s heart to make room for the seed of His answer, from which will flower an alignment with His will. ”
“Even when we feel that God is silent, we can be confident that He is working and orchestrating all things, with exact precision, for His glory and our holiness.”
“If Christianity is just about purely feeling God’s presence, then it has no moral quality whatsoever. Like, what is it about having and receiving affection for and from a human friend so amazing? It is the knowledge that we have of their character. We know our friends and enjoy them. We cannot and will not enjoy God’s presence until we know His character. Christianity is knowing God through Christ, and then enjoying His redemptive presence in our lives.”
“Start being brave about everything. Drive out darkness and spread light. Don’t look at your weaknesses. Realize instead that in Christ crucified you can do everything.”
St. Catherine of Siena
“It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by growing green things and water.”
“When there is a fight between your heart and your head, experience has taught me that the best thing you can do is pick up your Bible and remind yourself of what God says.”
“I find a gentle but ferocious strength in being vulnerable. Honesty turns shame into light.”
“You are waiting on God, but He is waiting on your faith.”
Jason Lee Basora
“I’m here. I wouldn’t go away. I’m always here.”
– Ernest Hemingway, from A Farewell To Arms