"I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner."
“Do not be afraid to be the Saints of the New Millennium.” - John Paul II
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!” - St. Catherine of Siena
Imagine if Vatican City sent Olympic athletes and then the pope just walks through like whaddup I’m gonna kill it in the figuring skating I got God on my side
I now have this image in my head of Pope Francis doing a triple lutz and it’s gloriousYou know he’d probably skate to Handel’s Messiah or something like that.
Talk about a promise!
Oh Lord, complete me,
Take my broken soul
And make me whole
I was broken ever since I lost contact with
And look at me still trying to
Even though You’re better than the darkness,
As You’re the creator of day.
"I ask not for a light burden, but for broader shoulders.
I ask not for an easier path, but for stronger feet.
I ask not for weaker enemies, but stronger self."
Sometimes the best way to preach our faith is to not say a word. To see someone actively live the faith speaks volumes more than trying to explain it in words.
If Christ can be in love me through His pain, then I can be in love with Him through mine.
I love that Catholicism acknowledges so many ways of connecting with God. Prayer? Yes, good. Can’t find your own words? Pray the rosary or a chaplet, or one of many prewritten prayers. Can’t form words, or don’t feel that right now? OK, meditate, look at a holy picture, light a candle. There are so many ways to think about and reach out to God; there is a right way for the moment, even if it’s just a sigh or a tear or a stick of incense; there is a method for the moment.