St Francis de Sales is celebrated today and his writings influenced St Therese which is evident in this quote - Great occasions for serving God come seldom, but little ones surround us daily.
With pictures of this great occasion that only happens very 3-4 years or more... it is the day to day life that we live most often and that can be equally great and wonderful and blessed and filled with graces as the result of all The Church gives us each day with the Sacraments - The Eucharist, Reconciliation, The Sacrament of Marriage is a daily Sacrament giving us the grace we need to die to self so that we may serve without counting the cost, Our Lady and her wonderful rosary which fills our days and lives with her intercession as she brings us to her Son, The Saints - today St Francis de Sales is there to show us how to persevere and live a life for Christ, we are given so very much that our cup overflows and our surroundings become a small slice of heaven here on earth in the heart of our domestic Church/family! In the Gospel today we are reinforced in our daily serving God..."whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother." Mark 3:35
"Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will." Psalm 40:8 from mass today. Yes, we are weak and sinful and selfish and lost and sick, but, as Hallel told me at a low point, "mom, when we are weak is when we turn to Jesus." "I want Jesus, so I long to stay weak and sick!" I need you, Jesus! Come and fill me to overflowing with so very much to help me this day filled with little ways to serve God without counting the cost. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
My inner temple without the Christmas trees - St Francis de Sales, St Louis, Missouri
by St. Francis de Sales
Divine Saviour, ...
we come to Your sacred table
to nourish ourselves,
not with bread but with Yourself,
true Bread of eternal life.
Help us daily to make a good and perfect meal
of this divine food.
Let us be continually refreshed
by the perfume of Your kindness and goodness.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with His love.
Meanwhile, let us prepare a place
for this holy food by emptying our hearts. Amen.