"God is good, and he loves you"
Woes? Setbacks deriving from one thing or another? Can't you see that this is the will of your Father God, who is good and who loves you - loves you personally - more than all the mothers in the world can possibly love their children? (The Forge, 929)
“Let us not turn away from our duty”
You became very serious when you heard me say: I accept death whenever God wants it, the way he wants it, where he wants it; and at the same time I think it is too easy to die early, because we should want to work many years for him, and because of him, in the service of others. (The Forge, 1039)
“Study...is a grave obligation for us”
You pray, you deny yourself, you work in a thousand apostolic activities, but you don't study. You are useless then unless you change. Study--professional training of whatever type it be--is a grave obligation for us. (The Way, 334)
“Let us love spiritual direction”
You opened your heart sincerely to your Director, speaking in the presence of God ... , and it was marvellous to see how you yourself were finding the proper answers to your evasive attempts. Let us love spiritual direction. (Furrow, 152)
“May I never become attached to anything”
Ask the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and your Mother, to make you know yourself and weep for all those foul things that have passed through you, and which, alas, have left such dregs behind....
“Practice fraternal correction”
To practice fraternal correction - which is so deeply rooted in the Gospel - is a proof of supernatural trust and affection. Be thankful for it when you receive it, and don't neglect to practice it with those you live with. (The Forge, 566)