The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
If you judge people you have no time to love them.
God does not require that we be successful only that we be faithful.
It is often said, inside the Church and out of it, that there is something grotesque about lectures on the sexual life when delivered by those who have shunned it. Given the way that the Church forbids women to preach, this point is usually made about men. But given how much this Church allows the...
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.
In the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.
There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this force when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are...
These are the few ways we can practice humility:To speak as little as possible of one’s self.To mind one’s own business.Not to want to manage other people’s affairs.To avoid curiosity.To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.To pass over the mistakes of others.To accept insults and injuries.To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.To be kind and gentle...
The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own home. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor . . . Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in...
You can find Calcutta anywhere in the world. You only need two eyes to see. Everywhere in the world there are people that are not loved, people that are not wanted nor desired, people that no one will help, people that are pushed away or forgotten. And this is the greatest poverty.