"Strengthen the hands that are feeble,
make firm the knees that are weak,
Say to those whose hearts are frightened:
Be strong, fear not! Here is your God,
He comes with vindication; With divine recompense
He comes to save you."
| I Will Never Forget You |
| Have No Anxiety! | God's Plan For You | Seek The Lord And He Will Answer You
| All Things Work For Good That Love God | Happy They With A Generous Heart |
| Nothing Can Separate Us From God's Love | Nations Must Be Subject To God |
| True Fasting & How To Live Uprightly | Trials & Consolations |
| Be Not Anxious About Food Or Clothes | I Can Do Nothing Without God |
| The Lilies Of The Field | Build Up Your Treasure In Heaven | Sing A New Song |
| Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God | The Watchful Servant | A Faithful Friend |
| Fear Of Crosses | Trust In The Lord | God Chose The Weak | Hope In The Lord |
| Approach God With Trust, Love & Good Works | The Canticle Of Mary |
| The Beattitudes | The Lord Is My Shepherd | Whom Shall I Fear? |
& Promise For Jerusalem | Web Site Index |
"God commands you to pray, but
he forbids you to worry."
The Cure' of Ars
Have No Anxiety
"Have no anxiety about anything,
All Things Work For Good
We know that all things work
for good for those who love God, who are called according to His purpose.
Seek The Lord
I sought the Lord
Happy Are They With
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
They are the ones who,
Embrace it with a generous and good heart,
And bear fruit through perseverance.
Nothing Can Separate Us From God's Love
"For I am convinced that neither
death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor
future things, nor powers, nor height,
Happy the nation whose God is
the Lord, the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
How to Live Uprightly
This, rather, is the fasting that I wish:
Releasing those bound unjustly,
Untying the thongs of the yoke;
Setting free the oppressed,
Breaking every yoke;
Sharing your bread with the hungry,
Sheltering the oppressed and the homeless;
Clothing the naked when you see them,
And not turning your back on your own.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed;
Your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!
If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech;
If you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted;
Then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and gloom shall become for you like midday;
Then the Lord will guide you always and give you plenty even on the parched land.
He will renew your strength, and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails.
The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,
And the foundations from ages past you shall raise up;
"Repairer of the breach,"
" Restorer of ruined homesteads."
If you hold back your foot on the sabbath from following your own pursuits on my holy day;
If you call the sabbath a delight,
If you honor it by not following your ways, seeking your own interests, or speaking with malice
- Then you shall delight in the Lord, and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;
I will nourish you with the heritage of Jacob, your father,
for the mouth of the Lord has
Trust in God
But he said to his disciples, "Therefore I say to you, do not be anxious for your life, what you shall eat; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on.
The life is a greater thing than the food, and the body than the clothing.
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storeroom nor barn;
Yet God feeds them.
Of how much more value are you then they!
But which of you by being anxious about it can add to his stature a single cubit?
Therefore if you are not able
to do even a very little thing, why are you anxious concerning
The Lilies of the Field
"Consider how the lilies grow;
They neither toil nor spin,
Yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these.
But if God so clothes the grass which flourishes in the field today but tomorrow is thrown into the oven,
How much more you, O you of little
Seek First the Kingdom of God
"And as for you, do not seek
And do not exalt yourselves
But your Father knows that you need these things.
But seek the kingdom of God,
Build up Treasure
"Do not be afraid, little flock, for it has pleased your Father to give you the kingdom.
Sell what you have and give alms.
Make for yourselves purses that do not grow old, a treasure unfailing in heaven, where neither thief draws near nor moth destroys.
For where your treasure is, there
also will your heart be."
The Watchful Servants
"Let your loins be girt about and your lamps burning, and you yourselves like men waiting for their master's return from the wedding;
So that when he comes and knocks, they may straightway open to him.
Blessed are those servants whom the master, on his return, shall find watching.
Amen I say to you, he will gird himself, and will make them recline at table, and will come and serve them.
And if he comes in the second watch, and if in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those servants!
But of this be assured, that if the householder had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would certainly have watched, and not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be ready, because
at an hour that you do not expect, the Son of Man is coming."
A Faithful Friend
A faithful friend is a sturdy
shelter; he who finds one
A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth.
A faithful friend is
Such as he who fears God finds;
For he who fears God
Sing a New Song
Come, let us sing joyfully
Let us acclaim
Let us greet Him with thanksgiving;
Let us joyfully sing psalms
For the Lord is a great God,
In His hands are the depths of
And the tops of the mountains
His is the sea, for he has made
Come let us bow down in worship;
Let us kneel before the Lord
For he is our God,
I Will Never
Can a mother forget her infant,
"We ought to say to God:
St. Jean Vianney:
" God sends no trial
St. Jean Vianney:
" Our greatest Cross is
Trust in The Lord
Trust in the Lord
On your own intelligence
In all your ways be mindful
And he will make straight
(1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
God Chose the Weak
Consider your own calling, brothers.
Not many of you were wise by human standards,
Not many were powerful,
Not many were of noble birth.
Rather, God chose the foolish of the world to shame the wise,
And God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,
And God chose the lowly and despised of the world, those who count for nothing, to reduce to nothing those who are something,
So that no human being might boast before God,
It is due to him that you are in Christ Jesus,
Who became for us wisdom from God,
As well as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,
So that , as it is written, "Whoever
boasts, should boast in the Lord."
"For I know the plans I
have for you, says the LORD, plans for
Hope in The Lord
Useless is the horse for safety;
great though its strength,
But see, the eyes of the Lord
are upon those who fear him,
To deliver them from death and preserve them in spite of famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord,
For in him our hearts rejoice;
May your kindness, O Lord, be
upon us who have put our hope in you.
Recalling the Past
Therefore, brothers, since through the blood of Jesus we have confidence of entrance into the sanctuary
By the new and living way he opened for us through the veil,
That is, his flesh,
And since we have
Let us approach with a sincere heart and in absolute trust,
With our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience
And our bodies washed in pure water.
Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope,
For he who made the promise is trustworthy.
We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.
We should not stay away from
our assembly, as is the custom
But encourage one another,
And this all the more as you
see the day drawing near.
The Canticle of Mary
"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord;
My spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness;
Behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name.
His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.
He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart.
He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly.
The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant,
remembering his mercy, according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham
and to his descendants forever."
(Matthew 5: 3-12)
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
Blessed are they who mourn,
Blessed are the meek,
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the pure of heart,
Blessed are the peacemakers,
Blessed are they who are persecuted
for the sake of righteousness,
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you [falsely] because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, for your
reward will be great in heaven.
The Lord is My Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose;
Beside restful waters he leads me; he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths for his name's sake.
Even though I walk in the dark
valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side
You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows/
Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house
of the Lord for years to come.
Trust in the Lord
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The Lord is my life's refuge; of whom should I be afraid?
When evildoers come at me to
devour my flesh,
Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear;
Though war be waged upon me,
even then will I trust.
(Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13)
The Day of the Lord:
Before there comes upon you the day of the Lord's anger.
Seek the Lord, all you humble
of the earth,
Seek justice, seek humility;
Reproach and Promise for Jerusalem
But I will leave as a remnant in your midst
A people humble and lowly,
Who shall take refuge in the name of the Lord:
The Remnant of Israel.
They shall do no wrong
Nor shall there be found in their mouths a deceitful tongue;
They shall pasture and couch
Shout for joy, O daughter
Be glad and exult with all
The Lord has removed the judgment against you,
He has turned away your enemies;
The King of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst,
You have no further misfortune to fear.
Visitors since March 5,1999
~ HOME ~
~ copyright © 1999 by Seven Dolors Publishing ~