Prove Yourself To God

Prove Yourself To God : (Abigail C. Reimel)

...those who are actively seeking to do the best they can while also praying for guidance are the ones who are making themselves the most receptive to God’s grace, because by their prayer they are showing God they want His help, and by their actions they are proving to Him that they are willing to seize any opportunities He lays before them, because they are motivated enough to bring about the solution and answer they are praying for...
The Catholic Gentleman
(August 4th : Happy Feast Of St. John Vianney)
The Lord’s calling — vocation — always presents itself like this: “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
Yes: a vocation demands self-denial, sacrifice. But how pleasant that sacrifice turns out to be — gaudium cum pace, joy and peace — if that self-giving is complete!


Is the burden heavy? No, a thousand times no! Those obligations which you freely accepted are wings that raise you high above the vile mud of your passions.
Do the birds feel the weight of their wings? If you were to cut them off and put them on the scales you would see that they are heavy. But can a bird fly if they are taken away from it? It needs those wings and it does not notice their weight, for they lift it up above other creatures.
—Your “wings” are heavy too! But if you did not have them you would fall into the filthiest mire.


Holy Mary is the Queen of peace, and thus the Church invokes her. So when your soul or your family are troubled, or things go wrong at work, in society or between nations, cry out to her without ceasing. Call to her by this title:Regina pacis, ora pro nobis — Queen of peace, pray for us. Have you at least tried it when you have lost your calm?… —You will be surprised at its immediate effect.