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Here are this week’s must-reads:

+ “The stories in the Bible of people completely trusting in God in ways that seemed radical and extreme were not just meant for that time. God calls us all to live with that kind of radical trust in Him. He calls us all to live with the faith of saints, because we are all called to be saints, to reach the heights of holiness, to ascend to the summit where we reach union with the Trinity.

“Where is God calling you to radically trust in Him today? Where is He asking you to abandon everything to Him, so He can provide for your every need? Whatever you are afraid of, whatever is holding you back, speak to Jesus from your heart, “Jesus, I entrust ____________ [whatever your concern is] to You. I know you already have it all taken care of. Replace my fear with Your Peace. Help me to surrender all to You.” — read here

+ “Mary reminds us that the mark of lasting greatness isn’t how much we’ve done but rather how much we’ve let God transform us with His love.” — Endow’s study on Letter to Women

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+ From St. Faustina’s diary: “In spite of the profound peace my soul is enjoying, I am struggling continuously, and it is often a hard-fought battle for me to walk faithfully along my path; that is, the path which the Lord Jesus wants me to follow. And my path is to be faithful to the will of God in all things and at all times, especially by being faithful to inner inspirations in order to be a receptive instrument in God’s hands for the carrying out of the work of His fathomless mercy…. Before each important action, I will stop to consider for a moment what relationship it has to eternal life and what may be the main reason for my undertaking it: is it for the glory of God, or for the good of my own soul, or for the good of the souls of others? If my heart says yes, then I will not swerve from carrying it out.” (Diary, 1173 and 1549).

+ “Unfurl the sails and let God steer us where He will.” —St. Bede

+ About the Holy Spirit, and one of its titles, The Wild Goose: “It turns out that early Christians referred to the Holy Spirit as the Wild Goose for a few reasons. One: “it can be gentle as a dove, or rambunctious and unpredictable as a wild goose.” Two: “In the Roman tradition, geese were seen as a symbol of providence.” Another article said: “The meaning behind this is because they saw how the Holy Spirit has a tendency to disrupt and surprise. The Holy Spirit moves in our lives in an unexpected fashion, similar to the actions of a wild goose.” — read more here

+ There’s this thing called the Exhortation before Marriage – it’s an optional thing. So it begins as you might expect, we celebrate this joyous occasion. But then it transitions to the notion of sacrifice. It says that sacrifice is often difficult, even irksome. Love, though, makes it easy. Perfect love makes it a joy. And then it ends with an extraordinary statement. That if a couple, and by extension, any member of the holy people of God, learns to live habitually out of this stance of true love and perfect sacrificie, they will be permitted to experience the pinnacle of happiness permitted to a person on this earth. And the rest is in the hands of God.” — Fr. Eric Mah

+ “As women we don’t just benefit from God’s mercy, we’re also instruments of His mercy… Our actions make it manifest, and our words give it expression. Even more mysteriously, our prayers unleash it.” – Endow

+ “We are called upon not to be successful, but to be faithful.” — St. Teresa of Calcutta

+ “The more Eucharist we receive, the more we will become like Jesus, so that on this earth we will have a foretaste of heaven.” — Bl. Carlos Acutis, who will be canonized later this year!

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