Live simply so others may simply live.
Profound joy of the heart is like a magnet that indicates the path of life.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
I am only a pencil in the hand of God, but it is He who writes.
On the British Royal Divorce (Charles and Dianna). She is such a sad soul. It is good that it is over. Nobody was happy anyhow. I know I should preach family love and unity, but in their case..
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
To Almighty God, it's not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. Love is not measured by how much we do; love is measured by how much love we put in; how much it is hurting us in loving.
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers.
If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about other people's opinions. Be humble and you will never be disturbed. Remember St. Aloysius, who said he would continue to play billiards even if he knew he was going to die. Do you play well? Sleep well? Eat well? These are duties. Nothing is small for God.
Holiness is not the luxury of a few people, but a simple duty for you and me.
The simplest way of becoming his light is by being kind and loving, thoughtful, and sincere with others: 'By this they will know that you are his disciples.'
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature -- trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
I believe in person to person; every person is Christ for me, and since there is only one Jesus, that person is only one person in the world for me at that moment.
There is so much love in us all, but often we are too shy to express our love, and keep it bottled up inside us. We must learn to love, to love until it hurts, and we will know how to accept love.
If you are Catholic, and some other person comes to you seeking guidance, naturally you take him straight away to someone who can show him God's love.
Purity is the fruit of prayer.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Serve God joyfully. Let there be no sadness in your life: the only true sorrow is sin.
We must remember that life begins at home and we must also remember that the future of humanity passes through the family.
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
I am nothing; I am but an instrument, a tiny pencil in the hands of the Lord with which He writes what he likes. However imperfect we are, he writes beautifully.
Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
Every act of love is a work of peace no matter how small.
Every country I love and I am a child of God to love the humans.
I have come to realize more and more that the greatest disease and the greatest suffering is to be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, to be shunned by everybody, to be just nobody.
We complicate prayer as we complicate many things. It is to love Jesus with undivided love-for you, for me, for all of us. And that undivided love is put into action when we do as Jesus said, love as I have loved you.
There is thing you can do but I can not and there is thing I can but you can not; so let us make something beautiful together.
Sometimes it is harder for us to smile at those who live with us, the immediate members of our families, than it is to smile at those who are not so close to us. Let us never forget: love begins at home.
In the end, dear friend, it is always between us and God, not between us and them.
I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve Him among the poorest of the poor. It was an order.
Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.
Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.
Living intensely each present day means letting Christ dwell within you. His words are so clear: Today I would like to enter your home.
Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other and have the courage to accept each other as we are.
Let us be very sincere in our dealings with each other, and have the courage to accept each other as we are. Do not be surprised or become preoccupied at each other's failures -- rather, see and find in each other the good, for each one of us is created in the image of God.
Love to be real, it must cost -- it must hurt -- it must empty us of self.
The family that prays together stays together, and if they stay together they will love one another as God has loved each one of them. And works of love are always works of peace.
They too, are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us...It is our duty to Protect Them and to promote their well-being.
If faith is lacking, it is because there is too much selfishness, too much concern for personal gain. For faith to be true, it has to be generous and loving. Love and faith go together, they complete each other.
I know i am touching the living body of Christ in the broken bodies of the hungry and the suffering.
The child is the beauty of God present in the world, that greatest gift to a family.
The more you have, the more you are occupied. The less you have, the more free you are.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that we could use.
The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. And peace begins with a smile.
And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?
How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts.
But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.
All works of love are works of peace.
Hungry not only for bread -- but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing -- but naked of human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a home of bricks -- but homeless because of rejection.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies: Succeed anyway.
I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us, and we change things.
You may be exhausted with work, you may even kill yourself, but unless your work is interwoven with love, it is useless. To work without love is slavery.
God gives us things to share, God doesn't give us things to hold.
Abortion is profoundly anti-women.
I still think that the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, just having no one... That is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
She suffers and she laughs.
Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus.
The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.
We are all pencils in the hand of God.
We must make our homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly.
It is a just retribution for improper sexual misconduct.
What we need is love without getting tired.
God made the world for the delight of human beings.
Life is beauty, admire it.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or cancer or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling or being unwanted, uncared for, deserted by everybody. The greatest evil is the lack of love and charity, the terrible indifference towards one's neighbor who lives at the roadside, the victim of exploitation, corruption, poverty, and disease.
If people spent one hour per week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended.
The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time.
From the moment a soul has the grace to know God, she must seek.
Do not worry about your career. Concern yourself with your vocation, and that is to be lovers of Jesus.
I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus, I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve becuase I love Jesus.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity.
Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. ... You must weep that your own government, at present, seems blind to this truth.
I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.
Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.
The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister.
Nobody can force you, not even the holy prophets.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
If I'd never have picked up the first person, I'd never have picked up the 42,000 in Calcutta.
Thank God we don't serve God with our feelings, otherwise I don't know where I would be. -- Pray for me.
There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.
I held the Host with two fingers and thought: How small Jesus made Himself, in order to show us that He doesn't expect great things of us, but rather little things with great love.
Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God Himself, with Jesus our Lord.
Listen in silence because if your heart is full of other things you cannot hear the voice of God.
I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
In the silence of our hearts, God speaks of His love; with our silence, we allow Jesus to love us.
In the silence of the heart God speaks. If you face God in prayer and silence, God will speak to you. Then you will know that you are nothing. It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself. Souls of prayer are souls of great silence.
Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.
I prefer you to make mistakes in kindness than work miracles in unkindness.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.
I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.
Suffering can become a means to greater love and greater generosity.
Holy living consists in doing God's work with a smile.
People are hungry for God. What a terrible meeting it would be with our neighbour if we give them only ourselves.
It is not the magnitude of our actions, but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.
Life is a game, play it... Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
If each of us would only sweep our own doorstep, the whole World would be clean.
Make sure that you let God's grace work in your souls by accepting whatever He gives you, and giving Him whatever He takes from you. True holiness consists in doing God's work with a smile.
It's only a drop in the ocean -- but the ocean wouldn't be the same without that drop.
When you don't have anything, then you have everything.
I belong to Jesus. He must have the right to use me without consulting me.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missed.
He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by.
Faith is a gift from God and he gives it to whomever he chooses.
Get to know the poor in your country. Love them. Serve them.
Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one.
To be pure, to remain pure, can only come at a price, the price of knowing God and loving him enough to do his will. He will always give us the strength we need to keep purity as something as beautiful for him.
At the moment of death we will not be judged according to the number of good deeds we have done or by the diplomas we have received in our lifetime. We will be judged according to the love we have put into our work.
Each of us is merely a small instrument; all of us, after accomplishing our mission, will disappear.
Good works are links that form a chain of love.
My mother tongue is Albanian. But, I am equally fluent in Bengali and English.
A joyful heart is like the sunshine of God's love, the hope of eternal happiness.
I'm a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.
Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. God loves a cheerful giver. She gives most who gives with joy.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
A beautiful death is for people who have lived like animals to die like angels.
Whatever we get from the government or other people -- even one rupee we get, we give it to the poor. Completely free service.
I will never tire of repeating this: what the poor need the most is not pity but love. They need to feel respect for their human dignity, which is neither less nor different from the dignity of any other human being.
Jesus, I love you. Jesus, I love you.
Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.
We have a vow to give wholeheartedly everything to the poor.
I am a little pencil in God's hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more.
You who have received so much love, show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is the greatest gifts that God has given us.
We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in heaven with him right now-to be happy with him at this very moment. But being happy with him now means.
Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Holiness is doing God's will with a smile.
If you ever feel distressed during your day -- call upon our Lady -- just say this simple prayer: 'Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.' I must admit -- this prayer has never failed me.
There is a famine in America. Not a famine of food, but of love, of truth, of life.
Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy.
Never travel faster than your guardian angel can fly.
God doesn't require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.
We will never know how much just a simple smile will do.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money.
I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn't touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.
I know I would not be able to work one week if it were not for that continual force coming from Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Each time anyone comes in contact with us, they must become different and better people because of having met us. We must radiate God's love.
How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers.
Abortion is murder in the womb...A child is a gift of God. If you do not want him, give him to me.
Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
I do not agree with a big way of doing things. What matters is the individual. If we wait till we get numbers, then we will be lost in the numbers and we will never be able to show that love and respect for the person.
I can't help thousands, I can help only the one who stands before me.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
As for me, the silence and the emptiness is so great, that I look and do not see, -- Listen and do not hear -- the tongue moves but does not speak … I want you to pray for me -- that I let Him have free hand.
If I can give you any advice, I beg you to get closer to the Eucharist and to Jesus... We must pray to Jesus to give us that tenderness of the Eucharist.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.
The Cross will be for us as it was for Christ: proof of the greatest love.
I always say "if you are afraid of them (the unborn), give them to me. Please, don't kill them.
Maybe if I didn't pick up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand.
We serve life, not because it is broken, but because it is holy.
People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.
Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience.
It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.
I think it is very good when people suffer. To me that is like the kiss of Jesus.
I have a diplomatic passport for India, diplomatic passport for Albania. I have Vatican passport and to America, I can go any time.
Spread the love of God through your life but only use words when necessary.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Gandhi felt fascinated at knowing Christ. He met Christians, and felt let down.
Give love to your children, to a wife or husband, to a next-door neighbour.
The coming of Jesus at Bethlehem brought joy to the world and to every human heart. may His coming this Christmas bring to each one of us that peace and joy that He desires to give.
When Christ said: "I was hungry and you fed me," he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness.
When Christ said: I was hungry and you fed me, he didn't mean only the hunger for bread and for food; he also meant the hunger to be loved. Jesus himself experienced this loneliness. He came amongst his own and his own received him not, and it hurt him then and it has kept on hurting him. The same hunger, the same loneliness, the same having no one to be accepted by and to be loved and wanted by. Every human being in that case resembles Christ in his loneliness; and that is the hardest part, that's real hunger.
Behold , I have graven you upon the palm of my hand, that is what Jesus came on earth to do: to proclaim, to give us the Good News that God loves us, that we are precious to Him.
People crave attention and appreciation more than they do bread.
If you can't do great things, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.
Nothing makes you happier than when you really reach out in mercy to someone who is badly hurt.
The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace.
Spread your love wherever you go.
Keep in mind that our community is not composed of those who are already saints, but of those who are trying to become saints. Therefore let us be extremely patient with each other's faults and failures.
Holiness is not a privilege of a few but a need for all.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
The Lord likes small things best, especially those done with love.
Life is a challenge, we must take it.
Prayer in action is love, love in action is service.
Prayer in action is love, and love in action is service. Try to give unconditionally whatever a person needs in the moment. The point is to do something, however small, and show you care through your actions by giving your time ... Do not worry about why problems exist in the world -- just respond to people's needs ... We feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean, but that ocean would be less without that drop.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
Helping hands are better than Praying Lips.
Work without love is slavery.
Jesus loved everyone, but he loved children most of all. Today we know that unborn children are the targets of destruction. We must thank our parents for wanting us, for loving us and for taking such good care of us.
If you really love one another, you will not be able to avoid making sacrifices.
Since we cannot see Christ, we cannot express our love to Him. But we do see our neighbor, and we can do for him what we would do for Christ if He were visible.
I have never found a problem with people from different religions praying together. What I have found is that people are just hungry for God, and be they Christian or Muslim we invite them to pray with us.
The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign.
Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God.
I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.
The way you help heal the world is you start with your own family.
If I ever become a Saint -- I will surely be one of "darkness." I will continually be absent from heaven -- to light the light of those in darkness on earth.
My secret is simple -- I pray.
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you.
Love has a hem to her garment that reaches to the very dust. It sweeps the stains from the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must.
God speaks in the silence of the heart.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
If you want to have world peace, go to your house and love your family.
Everybody has something good inside them. Some hide it, some neglect it, but it is there.
Give that child to me. I want it. I will care for it. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.
If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we are converting. We become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are. ... What God is in your mind you must accept.
Life is luck, make it.
People are not hungry just for bread, they are hungry for love.
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
Holy Angels, our advocates, our brothers, our counselors, our defenders, our enlighteners, our friends, our guides, our helpers, our intercessors -- Pray for us.
A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love. She gives most who gives with joy.
When I was crossing into Gaza, I was asked at the checkpost whether I was carrying any weapons. I replied: Oh yes, my prayer books.
A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, and must empty ourselves. Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in his love than in your weakness.
I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
Speak tenderly; let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.
There is hunger for ordinary bread, and there is hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.
The true way and the sure way to friendship is through humility-being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other.
Perfect prayer does not consist in many words, but in the fervor of the desire which raises the heart to Jesus.
If you want to bring happiness to the whole world, go home and love your family.
Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.
Success will win you false friends and true enemies -- succeed anyway.
When you know how much God is in love with you then you can only live your life radiating that love.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones ? the ones at home.
Love only variously everyday The meaning of love.
To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering something beautiful for God.
Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them...For as long as you are green, you can grow.
Please choose the way of peace.. In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.
The poor are our brothers and sisters ... people in the world who need love, who need care, who have to be wanted.
And so let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love, and once we begin to love each other naturally we want to do something.
There is a tremendous strength that is growing in the world through sharing together, praying together, suffering together, and working together.
We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
I know God won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
If you are looking for vocations, as a community have adoration every day. Once the Missionaries of Charity started daily adoration, their vocations doubled.
When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.
The very fact that God has placed a certain soul in our way is a sign that God wants us to do something for him or her. It is not chance; it has been planned by God. We are bound by conscience to help him or her.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
Spread love everywhere you go; first of all in your house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
Anybody who helps the poor is delighted.
God didn't call me to be successful, He called me to be faithful.
Peace begins with a smile.
Peace begins with a smile. I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.
Some people come in our life as blessings. Some come in your life as lessons.
Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile.
Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile-smile five times a day at someone you don't really want to smile at at all-do it for peace. So let us radiate peace...and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power.
One filled with joy preaches without preaching.
The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved -- they are Jesus in disguise.
People have forgotten what the human touch is, what it is to smile, for somebody to smile at them, somebody to recognize them, somebody to wish them well. The terrible thing is to be unwanted.
Life's a song,sing it.
Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do it to me.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight: Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous of you: Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten by tomorrow: Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
When a poor person dies of hunger it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.
I don't do great things. I do small things with great love.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.
Suffering will come, trouble will come -- that's part of life; a sign that you are alive. If you have no suffering and no trouble, the devil is taking it easy. You are in his hand.
Duty is a very personal thing. It is what comes from knowing the need to take action and not just a need to urge others to do something.
I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself.
If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
I want you to find the poor here, right in your own home first. And begin love there. Be that good news to your own people.
I fear just one thing: Money! Greed was what motivated Judas to sell Jesus.
I have told everybody that what we are doing is for the love of God and works of love are always to accept and respect others.
The most important medicine is tender love and care.
Be humble like Mary so that you can be holy like Jesus.
If I look at the mass I will never act.
It is only when you realize your nothingness, your emptiness, that God can fill you with Himself.
In reality, there is only one true prayer, only one substantial prayer: Christ himself. There is only one voice which rises above the face of the earth, the voice of Christ. Prayer is oneness with Christ.
In order to keep the lamp burning you have to keep putting the oil in it.
No matter how tired you are, no matter how physically exhausting this work may be, it's beautiful to bring a smile into someone's life, to care for someone in need. What greater joy can there be?
Look at the cross and you will know what one soul means to Jesus.
Please don't kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child.
We must know that we have been created for greater things, not just to be a number in the world, not just to go for diplomas and degrees, this work and that work. We have been created in order to love and to be loved.
I am but a small pencil in the hand of a writing God.
Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
We are not here to be successful, we are here to be faithful.
We have no salaries. When one says he is from a good Catholic family and says he wants to help us, why should we refuse his offer?
Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the hearts of people.
If you give what you do not need, it is not giving.
There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.
If you are hungry to hear the voice of God, you will hear. To hear, you have to cut out all other things.
Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering and the lonely right there where you are.
Be kind to each other. It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.
The work we do is only our love for Jesus in action...If we pray the work...if we do it to Jesus, if we do it for Jesus, if we do it with Jesus...that's what makes us content.
Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.
Loneliness is the most terrible poverty.
Love cannot remain by itself it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service.
In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.
Real prayer is union with God, a union as vital as that of the vine to the branch.
The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.
People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.
Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Let us not love by words alone, but let us love until it hurts.
Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers.
Holiness grows so fast where there is kindness. The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness. Do not forget we need each other.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
We have very little, so we have nothing to be preoccupied with. The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have, the more free you are.
Put your sins in the chalice for the precious blood to wash away. One drop is capable of washing away the sins of the world.
To love others as God loves you, that is the measure of success.
I never look at the masses as my responsibility. I look at the individual. I can love only one person at a time. I can feed only one person at a time. Just one, one, one.
It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.
Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary.
If you ask children in the west where's God, they'd point to the sky. If you ask children in India, they point at themselves.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in that action.
In the poor we meet Jesus in his most distressing disguises.
Don't expect your friend to be a perfect person. Help your friend to become a perfect person. That is true friendship.
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
The more you forget yourself, the more Jesus will think of you.
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Give a glass of water, you give it to me. Receive a little child, you receive me.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.