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Weekly Quotes & Prayers (202)

No music He heard, and no angels He saw, As He lay in His wrappings of linen and straw; And the ox and the ass could not kneel and adore, For the poor creatures never were angels before. The palace He found was an old cattle stall, With a broken-down roof and a windowless wall, And it looked so ashamed of its spider-worn wood; But it tried to be Heaven, as well as it could. A dull stable-lantern that hung dark and dim, Was the small bit of moonlight that flickered on Him. Now it longed to be beautiful, starry and bright; And it sputtered and wept for the dearth of its light. But a Lady of Beauty stood over His head. While she gathered the strewings about for His bed. And her soul was as sweet as a fresh-budding rose, And as white as the fusion of myriad snows. And her hands did not soil this immaculate prize, And her breath did not sully the bloom in His eyes. On her breast sweet and safe could He slumber and nod: The lily-white village-maid, Mother of God.

As we approach the holidays Dear God, let us note that some of us have grown defensive. We rationalize the way we act rather than being honest. As long as we excuse we can’t find help. But help us see our needs and admit thy forgiveness.

There’s always a little truth behind every

“just kidding,”

a little knowledge behind ever y

“I don’t know,”

a little emotion behind every

“I don’t care,”

and a little pain behind every

“It’s okay.”

We thank thee for food and remember the hungry.
We thank thee for health and remember the sick.
We thank thee for friends and remember the friendless.
We thank thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
We thank thee and pray that thy gifts to us be used for others.

• A Kind mouth multiplies friends, and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings
• A Faithful friend is sturdy shelter; He who finds one finds a treasure.
• A faithful friend is beyond price, no sum can balance his worth.
• A faithful friend is a life saving remedy, such as he who fears God finds; for he who fears and reverences God behaves accordingly, and his friends will be like him.

For every pain that we must bear,
For every burden, every care,
There’s a reason.
For every grief that bows the head,
For every teardrop that is shed,
There’s a reason.
For every hurt, for every plight,
For every lonely pain-racked night,
There’s a reason.
But if we trust God as we should,
It all will work out for our good.
He know the reason.
“ ... We know that for those who love
God all things work together unto
good...” (Romans VIII 28).

Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey. So why is a Car’s WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear View Mirror so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead & Move on. All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either. A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!” When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you. WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, it takes away today’s PEACE.
If you succeed in cheating someone, Don’t think that person is a fool... Realize that the person trusted you much more than you deserved...!!

“A good conscience is to the soul
what health is to the body.”
“The one thing that doesn’t abide by
majority rule is a person's conscience.
Our consciences are uniquely our own.
But many others have helped form it:
Family, friends, teachers, religious leaders,
our whole culture.