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2 March 1987
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This whole religion thing isn't working out for me anymore.

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"The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried." -G.K. Chesterton

"Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you’re doing the impossible." -St. Francis of Assisi

"For I hold you by your right hand — I, the LORD your God. And I say to you, 'Don't be afraid. I am here to help you.'" -Isaiah 41:13

"You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it." -Matthew 21:22

"Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart." -Psalm 37:4

"Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." -St. Augustine

"God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry." -St. John Vianney

"Don't get upset with your imperfections. It's a great mistake because it leads nowhere - to get angry because you are angry, upset at being upset, depressed at being depressed, disappointed because you are disappointed. So don't fool yourself. Simply surrender to the Power of God's Love, which is always greater than our weakness." -St. Francis De Sales

"Confidence is the very soul of prayer." -Venerable Solanus Casey

"Charity is the only answer to all social problems." -Juan Nepomuceno Zegrí y Moreno

"The LORD is close to the broken-hearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed" -Psalm 34:18

"The LORD is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him." -Lamentations 3:25

"Don't answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are. Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation." -Proverbs 26:4-5

"Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone's coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound." -Proverbs 25:20

"But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!... If you love only those who love you, what reward is there for that? Even corrupt tax collectors do that much. If you are kind only to your friends, how are you different from anyone else? Even pagans do that. But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect." -Matthew 5:44-48 (My theory which may or may not be subject to change: Protect yourself from apparent harm, this is reasonably just even in the eyes of the persecutor. Be vulnerable to what isn't apparent; love is vulnerable. Also, never retaliate! God will use for good even what your enemies try to do to you.)

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." -Romans 8:28

"Grace is not opposed to work, it is opposed to earning." -?

"Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable." -Joyce Brothers

"Never be in a hurry; do everything in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." -St. Francis de Sales

"Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others." -Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"Preach the gospel at all times. If necessary, use words." -St. Francis of Assisi

"I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!" -John 14:12-14

"Forget all that is not Jesus; forget yourself for love of Him ♥" -St. Thérèse of Lisieux

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." -John 8:32


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