“I have lived my life according to this principle: If I’m afraid of it, then I must do it.” —Erica Jong (via quotesandnonsense)
“I am sure God keeps no one waiting unless He sees that it is good for him to wait.” —C.S. Lewis (via modernhepburn)
“Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only in prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” —Pope Francis (via radioteopoli)
“Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.” —
Steven Pressfield (via TheDailyLove)
Awesome encouragement for the rest of my life; but relevant now. Countdown to my last spring program: 8 days.
“Love wants to suffer for the Beloved… Love wants to expiate the sins that have so deeply penetrated mankind. Love wants to make up for the lack of love among those who sin. Love wants to relieve the debt of suffering that sinners owe to God. Love wants to give God what sinners are depriving Him of by their sins.” —Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon S.J. (via radioteopoli)
“Young people are always searching for the beauty in love. They want their love to be beautiful. If they give in to weakness, following [worldly] models of behavior … in the depths of their hearts they still desire a beautiful and pure love. This is as true of boys as it is of girls. Ultimately, they know that only God can give them this love. As a result, they are willing to follow Christ, without caring about the sacrifices this may entail.” —-Blessed John Paul II