Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

Come unto me all ye that labor

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine

All things unholy

I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone. Francis of Assisi

Money is not enough

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. Mother Teresa

Scatter there Thy cheerful beams

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. Saint Augustine

God is happiness and peace

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis

Concerns of animal life

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts; every action of animal life is concerned with seeking bodily pleasure and avoiding pain. Saint Augustine

Improve yourself by other men's writings

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for. Socrates

The desire is thy prayers

The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer. Saint Augustine

Miracles

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. C. S. Lewis

The richest

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

People of worth

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. Socrates

Seeking without that wert within

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. Saint Augustine

Humility, the foundation

Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance. Saint Augustine

He that is evil is a slave

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine

The end of life

The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will be like Him. Socrates

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again. Saint Augustine

Miracles are not contrary to nature

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. Saint Augustine

Pride of wealth

If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it. Socrates

Progress

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis

A wealthy man had only one daughter.

When the daughter was of marriage age, the father sent news around town that all the eligible young men should come to compete in a test which would determine who was fit to marry his daughter.

On the set day, all able-bodied young men came out. Some came with paper and pen and others with cutlasses and swords.

The rich man took them to his swimming pool and addressed them:Any of you who can swim from one end of this swimming pool to the other would marry my daughter. In addition, Ill give him 15 million Ghana Cedis, a car and a house so they can start life well. I shall be waiting to meet my son-in-law at the other side. Good luck!

As the young men, all very excited at the prospect of winning, started taking off their shirts, a helicopter came over the pool and dropped snakes and crocodiles into the pool. Immediately, all the men turned back and started wearing their shirts. Disappointed, some of them said, ''That's crazy, no one will."

All of a sudden,they heard a splash in the pool & everybody watched in amazement as one gentleman struggled his way across, avoiding the snakes and crocodiles. Finally, he made it to the other side. The rich man could not believe it. He asked the young man to name anything he wanted but the man was panting uncontrollably. When finally, he got himself together, he made a request saying, ''SHOW ME THE PERSON WHO PUSHED ME INTO THIS POOL!''

MORAL LESSON:

1. You may not know what you are capable of doing until you are PUSHED!!.

2. Sometimes it takes going through bad moments to bring out the BEST in us.

3. Trials are raw materials for Triumphant Testimonies...

4. Push might take various dimensions: some people needed to be sacked before realizing their potentials and reaching their goals in life.

5. The more adversaries work to prevent you from reaching your destiny, the more they drive you close to it.

My Wish for You this Week:

I PRAY SOMEONE OR SOMETHING WILL PUSH YOU TOWARDS YOUR SUCEESS.

 

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