A Standard of Grace

There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart

My little children, your hearts are small, but prayer stretches them and makes them capable of loving God.

St. John Vianney  (via hislivingpoetry)

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Do not think that love in order to be genuine has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

—Mother Teresa (via pureblyss)

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He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be anything more. He overlooks ten thousand of their faults, because he knows his God overlooks twenty thousand in his own case. He does not expect perfection in the creature, and, therefore, he is not disappointed when he does not find it.

—Charles H. Spurgeon (via godmoves)

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There is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious. It is too good to waste on jokes.

—C.S. Lewis (via observando)

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Men rush towards complexity; but they yearn towards simplicity. They try to be kings; but they dream of being shepherds.

G. K. Chesterton (via chestertonian)

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