Is 55:10 – 11
Once fallen from the sky, does rain or snow return to it? Nay, it refreshes earth, soaking into it and making it fruitful, to provide the sower with fresh seed, the hungry mouths with bread. So it is with the word by these lips of mine once uttered; it will not come back, an empty echo, the way it went; all my will it carries out, speeds on its errand.
Mt 6:14 – 15
Your heavenly Father will forgive you your transgressions, if you forgive your fellow men theirs; if you do not forgive them, your heavenly Father will not forgive your transgressions either.
Faith and science: “Though faith is above reason, there can never be any real discrepancy between faith and reason. Since the same God who reveals mysteries and infuses faith has bestowed the light of reason on the human mind, God cannot deny himself, nor can truth ever contradict truth.” “Consequently, methodical research in all branches of knowledge, provided it is carried out in a truly scientific manner and does not override moral laws, can never conflict with the faith, because the things of the world and the things of faith derive from the same God. the humble and persevering investigator of the secrets of nature is being led, as it were, by the hand of God in spite of himself, for it is God, the conserver of all things, who made them what they are.”
In Conversation with God:
Lent is a time for both bravery and joy; we have to fill ourselves with courage, for the grace of God will not fail us.
When God probes the depths of our heart, it is because he wants us to go further. He wants to break things open so that we can go further…
The marvelous thing about Mary is that her combat and struggles were always lived out within a victorious love – victorious not only over the struggle, but also over all the ways that our hearts can harden. She wages her combats with the tenderness of love, and the victory of this tenderness – because it is the victory of love – means that Mary is the one who images the great mystery of our hope in the most admirable way…
… rid me of myself, i belong to You…