Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. We all believe in one God, the creator of heaven and earth and all that is in it. Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.Religion is the clearest telescope through which we can behold the beauties of creation, and the good of our Creator. All religions are branches of one big tree, a home for many birds where they build their nests and every morning they wake up to praise the name of the most High God.
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.Never be angry with your neighbor because his religious views differ from your own; for all the branches of a tree to not lean the same way. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by a difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be deprecated.
In a world so empty of human life, there was comfort in the thought that an invisible realm of spirits was aware of their existence, cared about their actions, and perhaps directed their steps. Even a stern or inimical spirit who cared enough to demand certain actions of appeasement was better than the heartless disregard of a harsh and indifferent world, in which their lives were entirely in their own hands, with no one else to turn to in time of need, not even in their thoughts.
I came to the conclusion long ago … that all religions were true and also that all had some error in them, and whilst I hold by my own, I should hold others as dear as Christ, So we can only pray, if we are Christians. … But our innermost prayer should be a Christ like, should be a better Christian, a Christian a better Christian.
Arising from Sleep
O Master and holy God, who are beyond our understanding: at your word, light came forth out of darkness. In your mercy, you gave us rest through night-long sleep, and raised us up to glorify your goodness and to offer our supplication to You. Now, in your own tender love, accept us who adore You and give thanks to You with all our heart. Grant us all our requests, if they lead to salvation; give us the grace of manifesting that we are children of light and day, and heirs to your eternal reward. In the abundance of your mercies, O Lord, remember all your people; all those present who pray with us; all our brethren on land, at sea, or in the air, in every place of Your domain, who call upon your love for mankind. Upon all, pour down your great mercy, that we, saved in body and in soul, may persevere unfailingly; and that, in our confidence, we may extol your exalted and blessed Name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, always, now and forever. Amen
Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins, for the intentions of all our associates, and in particular for the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.
I adore Thee, O my God, and I love Thee with all my heart. I give Thee thanks that Thou hast created me, made me a Christian, and preserved me this night. I offer Thee the actions of this day; grant that all of them may be according to Thy holy Will, and for Thy greater glory. Save me from sin and from all evil. Let Thy grace be always with me.
Prayers at the Day’s Beginning
Lord, one more day to love you!
O Jesus, watch over me always, especially today, or I shall betray you like Judas. Lord, today is the day I begin! Jesus, shine through me and be so in me that every person I come in contact with may feel your presence in my soul. My God, send me thy Holy Spirit to teach me what I am and what thou art! May the Passion of Christ be ever in our heart. And to be more with Him, more with Him, not merely with oneself.