Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

I feel angry when I see waste

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use. Mother Teresa

Fear vs reverence

Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence. Socrates

Faith

Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. Saint Augustine

Be faithful in small things

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Seek to love, not to be loved

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi

Seeking without that wert within

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. Saint Augustine

Hear the other side

Hear the other side. Saint Augustine

Spread love everywhere

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

Humility, the foundation

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Saint Augustine

True wisdom

True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us. Socrates

Intense love does not measure

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

Improve yourself by other men's wri…

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates

I gave in

I gave in, and admitted that God was God. C. S. Lewis

unwanted, unloved

Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat. Mother Teresa

Forsaken by sin

To abstain from sin when one can no longer sin is to be forsaken by sin, not to forsake it. Saint Augustine

How to find God

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Touch the dying

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work. Mother Teresa

if you love until it hurts

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. Mother Teresa

Prayer does not change God

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

we belong to each other

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa

A wealthy man had only one daughter.

When the daughter was of marriage age, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter.

On the set day, all able-bodied young men came out. Some came with paper and pen and others with cutlasses and swords.

The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed them:Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter. In addition, Ill give him 15 million Ghana Cedis, a car and a house so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other side. Good luck!

As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter came over the pool and dropped snakes and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts. Disappointed, some of them said, ''That's crazy, no one will."

All of a sudden,they heard a splash in the pool & everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman struggled his way across, avoiding the snakes and crocodiles. Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was panting uncontrollably. When finally, he got himself together, he made a request saying, ''SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO PUSHED ME INTO THIS POOL!''

MORAL LESSON:

1. You may not know what you are capable of doing until you are PUSHED!!.

2. Sometimes it takes going through bad moments to bring out the BEST in us.

3. Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies...

4. Push might take various dimensions: some people needed to be sacked before realizing their potentials and reaching their goals in life.

5. The more adversaries work to prevent you from reaching your destiny, the more they drive you close to it.

My Wish for You this Week:

I PRAY SOMEONE OR SOMETHING WILL PUSH YOU TOWARDS YOUR SUCEESS.

 

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