Tag Archives: Faithfulness

This Is My Friend

This Is My Friend Let me tell you how I made His acquaintance. I had heard much of Him, but took no heed. He sent daily gifts and presents, but I never thanked Him. He often seemed to want my … Continue reading

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Thy Will Be Done

St. Francis de Sales encourages his spiritual children to honor God by conforming their wills to the will of God: “Here is the great lesson: We must discover God’s will, and, recognising it, we must endeavour to do it joyfully, … Continue reading

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The Will to Believe

Christ said, “All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (Jn 6:37). St. John Chrysostom comments: “It is no accident whether a man believes or … Continue reading

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Confidence

Here is advice from Franciscan saints on having confidence in God: St. Francis of Assisi urges us to have faith in God: “No one ought, by a foolish self-confidence, to take pride in what is within the reach of every … Continue reading

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Mary At His Side

Father Benson notes: “When we turn to the Gospel—that groundplan of God’s designs for mankind—we find that, according to scale, so to speak, Mary occupies a place of dignity beside Jesus; . . . whenever Her Son comes to a … Continue reading

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Priests Are But Men

Father Benson remarks: “It is unnecessary to enlarge upon the very evident humanity of the Priest. No priest is mad enough to forget it even for an instant. Even if his personal complacency should blind him to his own defects, … Continue reading

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Ask and You Shall Receive

Christ declared: “Amen, amen, I say to you: If you ask the Father anything in My name He will give it you” (Jn 16:23). Commenting upon this verse, Father Frassinetti writes: “Here is a kind of promise upon oath, by … Continue reading

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