“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.
If we’re relying on our own strength to do the things that we need to do, then we’re giving our “us” to one another, giving ourself to someone. We need to be giving Christ to one another, so we need to be filled with Christ.
“The more that we turn ourself away from trying to satisfy our pleasures and our desires, and start seeking to love others rightly and to give ourself without counting the cost, to lay down our life, then you’ll find out who you really are. You are a gift.”
“How can I decrease so that the Lord can increase in me? So that I can go out and proclaim and to live and to love where I’m called to, and to be that light in the darkness and not be afraid.”
“Dont think of God as somebody who’s off on the sidelines trying to shout out orders on how to play the game, but as someone who’s right there with us, giving us wisdom, loving us along the way.”