There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in - that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
One must really have suffered oneself to help others.
Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.
Life is a promise; fulfill it.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I know God will not give me anything I canít handle. I just wish that He didnít trust me so much
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use.
When you look at the inner workings of electrical things, you see wires. Until the current passes through them, there will be no light. That wire is you and me. The current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, to produce the light of the world, Jesus, in us. Or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.