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“Deep down, we all have a sense that we were put on earth for something. We have a mission and our hearts yearn to discern what that mission is. Often we come close, but we sense what we’ve found isn’t quite the whole thing or the real thing. Not to fret, because if our hearts are pure, we’ll be led to it.”

-from Loaded: Money and the Spirituality of Enough

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“When one has nothing more to lose, the heart is inaccessible to fear.”

— St. Théodore Guérin

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“In the spiritual life there are two great principles which should never be forgotten: Without grace we can do nothing; with it we can do all things. Sometimes it anticipates our desires; ordinarily, God waits till we ask for it. This is a general law thus expressed by Our Lord: ‘Ask, and it shall be given to you.’ Prayer is, therefore, not only a precept, it is a necessity. God places the treasure of His graces at our disposal, and its key is prayer. You desire more faith, more hope, more love; ‘ask, and it shall be given to you.’ Your good resolutions remain sterile, resulting always in the same failures: ‘ask, and it shall be given to you’. Precepts are numerous, virtue painful, temptation seductive, the enemy ruthless, the will weak: ‘ask, and it shall be given to you.'”

— Rev. Dom Vitalis Lehodey

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