Impasse of Faith and Will

“I was always learning more and more about the church, and about Christ and diving deeper into the sacraments and prayer; my heart was on fire. I remember people coming up to me and asking “are you sure you’re not called to be a priest?” But arent we all supposed to love God?”

 

Do You Choose Trust?

“God, I want to do what you’re asking me to do, but there’s two of us here. Why haven’t you told her when you’ve told me loud and clear?”

Blessed Amidst The Storms

“I want you to see the people with these open hearts, theses loving kind hearts that have been so generous to us. But I don’t want you to stop just at that person. I want you to see God, who is the giver of all good things, behind all of that.”

Channeling His Love

“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.”

Yield to Love

“How am I doing when it comes to my relationship with Elise? And I’ve got my point that I want to say, and I’ve got my reasons, and I’m gonna interrupt and stop and try to do the thing that I think is right in the moment, when what I really need to do is yield to love.”

Journey to the Final Union

“We’re striving each day to lead each other closer to Heaven; and we’re gonna celebrate and we’re gonna rejoice and that is totally of God, and that is awesome. It’s not the banquet that we’re called to – that wedding feast of the Lamb. It’s a little glimmer, a piece of heaven here on Earth.”

Restless Hearts Cling to Sin

“Subliminal messages being sent to us, of like “That is beautiful” or “That does look delicious” or “That does look awesome to go to”; the thing is while they can say some really good things and promote good stuff, they can also promote bad things.”

Religion’s Cleansing Embrace

“You don’t take a bath and then get cleaned up, you take a bath to get cleaned up. You don’t try to get clean and then go to Jesus, you go to Jesus and He cleans you up. And there’s real strength in that.”

The Light in Sin’s Darkness

“There’s no shortcut to holiness – you can’t get holy without Christ. You can’t overcome temptation without Christ. You can’t just pull yourself up by your bootstraps and just make it happen; you have to fall into the arms of our Savior.”