An idol is anything you have to check with before you say yes to God.– Kris Vallotton (via set-apartgirl)
Just a thought:
set-apartgirl: If Jesus Christ appeared on your doorstep and personally delivered your future spouse to you, would you run into His arms first, now that you’ve finally seen Him? Or would you be more excited to meet your future husband/wife as if it’s the only moment you’ve been waiting for?
My son, when you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. Be sincere...– Sirach 2: 1-6 (via tenthousandangels)
If you do not feel like praying
tenthousandangels: If you do not feel like praying, you have to force yourself. The Holy Fathers say that prayer with force is higher than prayer unforced. You do not want to, but force yourself. The Kingdom of Heaven is taken by force (Matt. 11:12). - St. Ambrose of Optina