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I have a lot of posting to do, friends, what with some catching up and some Rome posting, but until then, enjoy these quotes I found sitting in an old draft of a post!

“But God doesn't call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn't come through.”  Francis Chan, Crazy Love

Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God. Corrie Ten Boom

Remember He is the artist and you are only the picture. You can't see it. So quietly submit to be painted---i.e., keep fulfilling all the obvious duties of your station (you really know quite well enough what they are!), asking forgiveness for each failure and then leaving it alone.You are in the right way. Walk---don't keep on looking at it.” 
C.S. Lewis, The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Vol.3: Narnia, Cambridge, and Joy, 1950-1963

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In …

words of wisdom

We need to come out of ourselves and head for the periphery. We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a Church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a Church becomes like this, it grows sick. It is true that going out onto the street implies the risk of accidents happening, as they would to any ordinary man or woman. But is the Church stays wrapped up in itself, it will age. And if I had to choose between a wounded Church that goes out onto the streets and a sick withdrawn Church, I would definitely choose the first one.

- Pope Francis (said as Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio)