Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
(Plea from the penitent King David)
Do not be ashamed of your testimony to our Lord,
but bear your share of hardship for the Gospel
with the strength that comes from God.
(Saint Paul to Saint Timothy)
‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’
I replied, ‘Who are you, sir?’
And he said to me,
‘I am Jesus the Nazorean whom you are persecuting.’
St. Francis de Sales, d. 1622
His most famous book, INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE,
was written for ordinary lay people in 1608, not just the clergy and religious
Gates, lift high your heads, raise high the ancient gateways, and the king of glory shall enter!
At David’s command: They brought the ark of the Lord in and put it in position.
is the one and only
King of unity and peace!
Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Be exalted above the heavens, O God;
above all the earth be your glory!
A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.