Good morning friends. I hope this post finds you all well, rested and ready for a happy fall after a wonderful summer. I always find that September is one of those months of new beginnings and new personal resolutions. New school year for many, new promises of self discipline with diet and exercise, new hobbies, new recreational sports teams or new interests to explore to name a few.
These next two months I plan to leave you with some inspirational quotes I have found to help give you some spiritual “food for thought” as you embrace new changes in your lives this fall. So here we go !
1) When we pray we talk to God. When we read the bible, God talks to us. (St. Isidore of Seville)
2) You don’t need to know where you are going if God is leading you there. (Toby Mack)
3) Pay attention to what is happening around you. There is a good chance that God is speaking to you without using words. (Gary Zimak)
4) Discernment involves action. It also involves a decision. And the very first decision is whether it’s about my life and my vocation or whether it’s about God’s will for my life and my vocation. (Fr. Mike Schmitz)
5) Eternity, it really is not something at the end; it is that which influences every moment of the now. (Fulton Sheen)
6) Ultimately my life, my will, my purpose, all comes down to answering these questions: What is God’s plan for my life? What is God’s will for my heart? What is God’s purpose for my life? (Fr. Mike Schmitz)
7) When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. (GK Chesterton)
There are two ways to get enough. One is to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. (GK Chesterton)
9) Humility is the mother of all giants. One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak. (GK Chesterton)
10) If there were no God, there would be no atheists. (GK Chesterton)
11) A man’s worth is measured by how he parents his children. What he gives them, what he keeps away from them, the lessons he teaches and the lessons he allows them to learn on their own. (Matthew Kelly)
12) Love isn’t just about feeling good. It’s about doing what you don’t want to do, over and over again, if it needs to be done, for the sake of someone else. Love is really about self-sacrifice.
I hope you enjoy as you ponder these spiritual “food for thought” everyone. Have a great September. Warm wishes, MJ xo