Never forget that the key to the situation lies in the will and not in the imagination.
The will is what matters – as long as you have that, you are safe.
You don’t have to be peculiar to find God.
In my relations with my father, which are difficult and where I’m often met by coolness and indifference, I am constantly tempted to be cold and indifferent. Yet I know that this is a test if I could take it rightly.
Towards my husband, I often fail to show interest in his affairs and amusements, not rousing myself to respond when I’m tired or concerned with other things, forgetting he is very patient with me.
Try to arrange things so that you can have a reasonable bit of quiet every day.
God is much in the difficult home problems as in the times of quiet and prayer.
All things are perceived in the light of charity, and hence under the aspect of beauty; for beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.
The direction and constancy of the will is what really matters, and intellect and feeling are only important insofar as they contribute to that.
Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience.
God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.
God is acting on your soul all the time, whether you have spiritual sensations or not.
Adoration is caring for God above all else.
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.