Sunday, August 24, 2008

Random and saintly quotes for a Sunday morning

"Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made of it."
~~ St. Francis de Sales

"You have made us for Yourself and our hearts are restless til they rest in You."
~~ St. Augustine

"Remember that you have only one soul; that you have only one death to die; that you have only one life ... If you do this, there will be many things about which you care nothing."
~~ St. Teresa of Avila

"God is there in these moments of rest and can give us in a single instant exactly what we need. Then the rest of the day can take its course, under the same effort and strain, perhaps, but in peace. And when night comes, and you look back over the day and see how fragmentary everything has been, and how much you planned that has gone undone, and all the reasons you have to be embarrassed and ashamed: just take everything exactly as it is, put it in God’s hands and leave it with Him. Then you will be able to rest in Him -- really rest -- and start the next day as a new life."

~~ St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross


Melanie B said...

I especially love that last one from St Teresa Benedicta.

Kimberlee said...

Thanks for posting these, Karen. Beautiful.

La Familia said...
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La Familia said...

Sorry, I messed up my first comment. I think these are wonderful quotes to meditate on. Keep em coming.

Sarah said...

Beautiful quotes! Like Melanie, I especially like the one by St. Teresa Benedicta.

Sarah Reinhard said...

I really needed these quotes today - this week - this month (thankfully ending!), Karen - thanks for sharing them! :)