The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
Prayer is an act of love; words are not needed. Even if sickness distracts from thoughts, all that is needed is the will to love.
For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.
“Strive to preserve your heart in peace; let no event of this world disturb it.”
“The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light.”
Faith “is like the feet wherewith the soul journeys to God, and love is the guide that directs it.”
“Trials are nothing else but the forge that purifies the soul of all its imperfections.”
“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God, you will want for nothing. God alone suffices.”
“I understood that love comprises all vocations – that love is everything, and because it is eternal, embraces all times and places.”
“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”