To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances;
to seek Him, the greatest adventure;
to find Him, the greatest human achievement.

Saint Augustine

Saturday, October 22, 2011

He is waiting for you

Today was the first official feast day of newly-beatified Pope John Paul II! Deo gratias! Here is just one of my favorite quotes from him. There are so many!

It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness, He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provokes you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your hearts your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be grounded down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.

~ John Paul II, speaking to the young people of the world at World Youth Day 2000

Blessed John Paul the Great, ora pro nobis! We love you, Papa!

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