We can’t get caught in the trap where we think that our difficulty or challenge – no matter how long we’ve been fighting it, no matter how far we feel like we’re in it – that God can’t come with his graces, and there can’t come a way to help us out.
“Are you on the road with Jesus? You and Him might not be talking; you might not be having this knock-em-down, drag-em-out awesome conversation where He’s giving you all the plans and you’re hearing His voice – maybe, maybe not. But are you with Him?”
My mother is Sicilian Catholic, for all the things that brings in, and my dad’s a hardcore Irish Catholic. [There was] a lot of talking about it one one side, never mentioned it on the other. But his actions spoke very loud to me, and to this day are irreplaceable.
When people say “5 kids and this and that – how do you do that”, I say “Wait, do you think I’m like a Superman?” It is God. You have to see that God wants to move in all our lives, and if we do anything good it’s because of Him. He’s knocking at our door, and we’ve gotta let Him in.
“I’m allowing love – I’m allowing God in me. I’m listening to Him and following him. That’s love reigning in me. That’s how I can extend love to others, because love is in me.”
“In our sufferings, no matter what it is, people can ask the question “Where was God?” in whatever moment, and He was there, with a broken heart, tears in his eyes, weeping and embracing you. The question is did you hear those whispers?”
“If somebody walked in the room and told me that they loved them more than me, I’d probably want to punch them in the face. But the reality is that God loves us so much more, He’s got us so much more than I ever could.”
When we go to God, it’s not that I need to be afraid to ask for patience, because I’m afraid that if I ask for it, God’s going to give me all these opportunities for me to be patient; that’s daily life. God gives us the grace to be patient.
We don’t go into a doctor’s office, rattle on all our ailments, and then just walk out the door. We tell the doctor what’s wrong, and then we wait and listen to what the doctor has to say, and what the doctor is going to do for us.
Luck implies it’s random happening, that there’s this fairy Lady Luck who flies around waving her wand. And that’s not true. You’re undermining and not giving credit to God, who is the one, the source of all blessings.