Whatever gifts are worth having, whatever endowments are perfect of their kind, these come to us from above; they are sent down by the Father of all that gives light, with whom there can be no change, no swerving from his course…
Mk 8:18 – 21
Have you eyes that cannot see, and ears that cannot hear; do you remember nothing? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up? They told him, Twelve. And when I broke the seven loaves among the four thousand, how many hampers full of broken pieces did you take up then? And they told him, Seven. Then he said to them, How is it that you still do not understand?
In Conversation with God:
This is a time of trial, and we should have to ask God with an unfailing cry… that He should bring the trial to an end. We ask him to look with mercy on his Church… We cannot ignore this filial duty towards our Mother the Church, in her mysterious need for help and protection.
… how did i ever fade into this life…