All of us have wonders hidden in our breasts, only needing circumstances to evoke them. (Charles Dickens)
Sometimes we are afraid to share the treasure within, becoming a little vulnerable and taking the risk of showing our inner core…yet that is what most touches the hearts and minds of people, and what is so needed in our human interaction today!
“Once a person learns to read the signs of love and thus to believe it, love leads him into the open field wherein he himself can love. If the prodigal son had not believed that the father’s love was already waiting for him, he would not have been able to make the journey home – even if his father’s love welcomes him in a way he never would have dreamed of. The decisive thing is that the sinner has heard of a love that could be, and really is, there for him; he is not the one who has to bring himself into line with God; God has always already seen in him, the loveless sinner, a beloved child and has looked upon him and conferred dignity upon him in the light of this love.” Hans Urs Von Balthasar
“Remember that not a single word is lost during prayer, if you say it from your heart; God hears each word, and weighs it in a balance. Sometimes it seems to us that our words only strike the air in vain, and sound as the voice of one crying in the wilderness. No, no; it is not so!…The Lord responds to every desire of the heart, expressed in words or unexpressed.”–Saint John of Kronstadt
“It is in suffering that we are withdrawn from the bright superficial film of existence, from the sway of time and mere things, and find ourselves in the presence of a profounder truth.” Fr. Yves Congar I encourage all of you to buy this booklet and do the 9 day novena…I found it extremely helpful!