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A man’s daily battle with his rebellious vanity and the prostration at the end of the day before the one who’s himself vanquished all evil for eternity is no less of an adventure just because its was in the security of one’s own hearth.
When questioning, pray for a stronger loyalty to God.
When exploring earth’s wonders, pray for a greater appreciation of God’s mystery.
When working, pray for grace.
When studying, ask to be taught, above all things, how to love.
And when you gain understanding, pray, “God keep me humble."
— Saint Bonaventure (via the-last-crusade)
Let not mine faith be just a resignation to my fate. Let me surrender my whole self to you, let me not dwell on my past. Let me not deceive myself and attack the world and judge the people around out of envy and despise. Let me love them even more. Let me be born anew, let me charitable, tender and of pure heart. Let my shameful past find its repentance in self denial. Help me god!