Message of the day

“To rest is not to do nothing”

'It seems'--so you say--'as if every imaginable sin were awaiting the first idle moment. Why, idleness itself must be a sin!' He who pledges himself to work for Christ should never have a free moment, because to rest is not to do nothing: it is to relax in activities which demand less effort. (The Way, 357)

You have to be a live ember that sets fire to whatever it touches. And, when your surroundings are incapable of catching fire, you have to raise their spiritual temperature. If not, you are wasting time miserably, and wasting the time of those around you. (Furrow,194)

‘All that passes away and is not pleasing to God, is worth nothing, and less than nothing’ [1] (St Teresa of Avila). Now do you understand why a soul loses all sense of peace and serenity when it turns away from its goal,...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"The holiness that Our Lord demands of you is to be achieved by carrying out with love of God your work and your daily duties, and these will almost always consist of small realities.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei