1. “Holiness means giving ourselves in sacrifice every day. And so married life is a tremendous path to sanctity.” – Pope Francis
2. I was just reading a story about a woman’s disastrous honeymoon and all that she’s learned in the past 20 years of marriage, and one thing stuck out to me. She said there’s something her priest says about couples getting married. He says, “On their wedding day, the couple doesn’t actually know what true love is. They’re just signing up to find out.”
Isn’t that so true? (And funny?).
I’ve talked about this with my husband and best friends before — that I love my husband way more now, five years into our marriage, than that day that I married him. I’ve learned more about true love in our marriage than I did when we were engaged and dating. And I’ve grown more in true love — in selflessness, in sacrifices, in compassion — in our marriage than I did before.
We really did just sign up to find out what true love was about when we got married. And we’re still finding out. (read more here)
5. “A famous legend about Saint Isidore relates that one day, when he should have been serving in the fields, he had stayed too long at morning Mass. When the landowner heard that Isidore was not working, he rushed to the fields to catch him only to discover angels guiding the plough and Isidore standing in prayer nearby.” – Aleteia His wife is also a saint! I’ve previously read that she always had just enough food prepared to feed whoever her husband happened to bring home with him.
6. What does your home’s entryway look like? Here’s a picture of ours the day after we were married…
7. “Why didn’t God heal Mom?” “Parents know their own children best — they must discern what each child needs. Parents should also expect to attend to their children’s difficult questions and emotions more than once. As they mature, they will ask again and again, in different ways: “Why did she die? Why wasn’t she healed? Did God ignore our prayers?” etc. Here are some guidelines for parents talking to their kids about grief, loss, disappointment and prayer…” – Fr. Robert McTeigue, SJ
9. James 4:8 “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” Where to turn (literally) when you’re asking, “Is God here?”
“Life begins with love, is maintained with love, and ends with love.
Right now, while we’re alive, is the time to practice and express love.
So please take care of your love. Love is capable of reaching so many people.”
– Tsoknyi Rinpoche