"When we handle the sick and the needy we touch the suffering body of Christ and this touch will make us heroic; it will make us forget the repugnance and the natural tendencies in us. We need the eyes of deep faith to see Christ in the broken body and dirty clothes under which the most beautiful one among the sons of men hides. We shall need the hands of Christ to touch these bodies wounded by pain and suffering. Intense love does not measure—it just gives."
- Mother Teresa (via hislivingpoetry)
"Don’t equate the presence of God with a good mood or a pleasant temperament. God is near whether you are happy or not."
"His name is Emmanuel, it means God is with us, so why do you feel like He has left you? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow; Saying that God is distant is like saying a mountain has moved as you drive away. Do not blame God for your fire going out, maybe it’s time you made your way back to the only One who can truly make our hearts whole, maybe it’s time you rediscovered your first Love."
- T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via tblaberge)