Number of articles: 46

“God will not accept shoddy workmanship”

It is difficult to make one's mark through quiet work and the proper fulfillment of our duties as citizens, so that later one can demand one's rights and place them in the service of the Church and of society. It is difficult, but it is very effective. (Furrow, 300)

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“Do not fix your heart on anything that passes away”

Do not fix your heart on anything that passes away. Imitate Christ, who became poor for us, and had nowhere to lay his head. Ask him to give you, in the midst of the world, a real detachment, a detachment that has nothing to soften it. (The Forge, 523)

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“If you want to be useful, serve”

You too have a professional vocation which spurs you on. Well, that spur is the hook to fish for men. Rectify your intention, then, and be sure you acquire all the professional prestige you can for the service of God and of souls. The Lord counts on this too. (Furrow, 491)

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"Our treasure is Christ"

"Earthly goods are not bad, but they are debased when man sets them up as idols, when he adores them. They are ennobled when they are converted into instruments for good, for just and charitable Christian undertakings. We cannot seek after material goods as if they were a treasure. Our treasure is Christ and all our love and desire must be centered on him." (Christ is passing by, 35)

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“Never give way to fear or routine”

You are going through a critical stage. You feel a certain vague fear and find it difficult to adapt your plan of life. Your work seems to weigh you down, since twenty-four hours are not enough to do everything you ought to each day. Have you tried following the Apostle's advice: "let all things be done decently and according to order''? That means, in the presence of God, with Him, through Him, and only for Him. (Furrow, 512)

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"A new impetus to your daily work"

"I have always seen rest as time set aside from daily tasks, never as days of idleness. Rest means recuperation: to gain strength, form ideals and make plans. In other words it means a change of circumstances, so that you can come back later with a new impetus to your daily work." (Furrow, 514)

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