Great quotes: offering it up

May 22, 2007 | 3 comments

I’ve been meaning to post more of the inspiring and insightful quotes I come across in all my blog and book reading, and Catholic Mom’s latest post is the perfect one to start with. It’s a great follow-up to my last post, and something I certainly need to think more about:

[Self-denial] is far easier said than done. There is great satisfaction in loudly lamenting every inconvenience, every trial, and every offense. But how much healthier it is for our spiritual life if we silently accept these hardships and offer our labors as an offering to God? Every act, every thought, every word becomes a prayer. We become increasingly able to die to self and live for God.


  1. Sarah

    That reminded me of a little poem I wrote in high school in the midst of a challenging illness. i thought I’d share it with you.


    I bid my tears to them that weep in silence.
    For far above the outward cries of pain,
    Are the few contented smiles and sighs toward heaven,
    Sympathy lacked, but strength in abundance gained.

  2. Jennifer F.

    Wow, that’s really beautiful! Thanks for sharing! You should post that on your blog as well. I’m sure your readers would love it.

  3. Anonymous

    You would LOVE This website! More great Catholic quotes… I haven't found anything like this. PS – love Catholic Mom.

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