Choose to live in the knowledge that you're INFINITELY loved by your heavenly Father today. Photo by Jacob Bentzinger
When we see a beautiful object, a beautiful garden, or a beautiful flower, let us think that there we behold a ray of the infinite beauty of God, who has given existence to that object. -St. Alphonsus Liguori
God's light is big enough for our darkest moments. It might illuminate some things we don't want to revisit, things we don't want Him to see, but when we let Him in, He can transform those moments from our past into occasions of closeness to Him. Invite God into whatever you wish you could undo, whatever you regret, whatever you'd prefer to not be part of your story. Let Him draw you closer to His heart in that. Photo by Jacob Bentzinger
He sees and He responds when you reach out to Him. Let His love be enough.
Nothing in this world is beyond God's reach. Where the world's chaos, confusion, and comparison demand our hearts, the Lord offers us real peace. Be open to the ways He is moving in the places you least expect it.
Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when He created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self. - @pontifex #GaudeteEtExsultate #RejoiceAndBeGlad
Your love stood down death/ Crushed the devil's head/ Fear is just a liar/ Running out of breath/ The fight beneath Your feet/ I'm standing on Jesus' Name/ So let the devil know not today - @hillsongunited
Prayer actually changes things. Lift everything that you have up to the Father. He wants to be enough for you.
And this is the verdict, that the L I G H T came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil... whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. Move into the light. There is nothing you can bring to God that will affect His love for you -- He just wants you to let Him be enough for Him. He isn't for your destruction, shame, or condemnation. He is for your salvation.
The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit... -John 3:8 A life lived in the Spirit isn't a safe one. The Spirit makes it possible for us to serve the Father the way we were created to -- with abandon and pure joy. The Spirit is often misunderstood by the world, but is all the world needs to understand. If you've been baptized, you've received this Spirit. If you've been confirmed, His gifts have been sealed in you. If you continue to seek Him in prayer, He'll stir up within you and make you to do things you never could apart from Him.
He's with you in every moment -- from the most difficult to the most glorious. Let His heart hold your own.
My Heart overflows with great mercy for souls, and especially for poor sinners. If only they could understand that I am the best of Fathers to them and that it is for them that the Blood and Water flowed from My Heart as from a fount overflowing with mercy. -Jesus to St. Faustina (Diary, 367)
Jesus concealed in the host is everything to me... I would not know how to give glory to God if I did not have the Eucharist in my heart... -St. Faustina (Diary, 1037)
Flying into this weekend like...
...Before Whom the stars at their posts, shine and rejoice. When He calls them, they answer, 'Here we are!' shining with joy for their Maker. Such is our God; no other is to be compared to Him... Baruch 3:34-36
Living a life for Christ has truly transformed my innermost being. For the longest time I was chasing after worldly happiness that was fleeting and temporary. I was left unsatisfied and unfulfilled time and time again. It wasn’t until I invited Jesus into my life that He began to satisfy this hunger that I had been longing and craving for. Instead of finding my worth and identity in my sin, I started finding it in the truth that I am a Beloved Daughter of a King who would lay down His life for me. By doing this, Jesus was able to instill within me a confidence of knowing where my beauty and dignity come from. And since then, I have been able to find my home in the arms of grace which no darkness or shame can shake. Now that I have tasted the sweetness of Jesus’ heavenly love for me, how could I go back to the empty promises of the world? How could you? If it wasn’t for His constant pursuit of me, and a willingness on my part to invite him into my life- I wouldn’t of been able to listen to His voice calling me to go and do beautiful things. -Mariah Escajeda #LTMissionLife
The light of His coming Resurrection will shine, even in the darkness of the tomb. #GoodFriday
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, 'This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.' -1 Corinthians 11:23-24
This Holy Week, make your prayer a priority. Enter into Scripture, journey with Jesus to the cross, and open your heart to everything He will say to you along the way. This is a holy time and He's invited you into it.
The Lord will speak to you powerfully this Holy Week if you listen attentively. Open your heart to the ways He is inviting you to draw nearer to Him in His death, so that you can rise with Him in His resurrection. Photo by Casey Johnson
Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. Those preceding him as well as those following kept crying out: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the Kingdom of our father David that is to come! Hosanna in the highest!' -Mark 11:8-10 #PalmSunday #Mass
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Falling in love with Jesus isn't a one-moment experience. It's a daily choice to grow with Him, to say yes to Him, to allow His love to transform your life. When you fall, get up, look up, and keep moving forward. He will give you all that you need.
Reaching out to God -- even if you're not quite certain He's within reach -- is all He needs to begin working in your life. Don't keep your heart locked up and your desires far from Him. Invite Him in and give Him permission to move.
“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.” -St. Thomas Aquinas
Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will preserve it for eternal life. -John 12:25 What are you willing to surrender, give up, and walk away from for Jesus? Following Him means we have to stop following others. It means we walk away from what the world would tell us is good, and choose something far greater. Are you willing to lose a life the world would have you live for the sake of preserving the life that Jesus has called you to? #MassReadings #LTLectio Photo by Bryan Nguyen
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival. -C.S. Lewis
...when that #FridayFeeling hits 🙌🎉💃🕺 Photo by Casey Johnson
Have great confidence; God is always our Father, even when He sends us trials. -St. Faustina
“Cynical disapproval of prayer as inactive should not deter you from finding out the truth: God is powerfully and radically present in and through our prayers.” - @chikasworld If you’re going to be at #RECongress in Anaheim this weekend, be sure to stop by the Life Teen booth and pick up a copy of this awesome book on prayer!