We can remain powerless forever, as the disciples were in this situation, by trying to do God’s work without concentrating on His power, and by following instead the ideas that we draw from our own nature. We actually slander and dishonor God by our very eagerness to serve Him without knowing Him.Utmost 10/3/13
If you cannot comfortably be alone by yourself it means there is a war waging within you. The person you want to be is being strangled by who you are. To survive, you may choose to either kill the person you want to be, or you must nourish that person fiercely until it kills the person you once were on its own.
The goal of the missionary is to do God’s will, not to be useful or to win the lost. A missionary is useful and he does win the lost, but that is not his goal. His goal is to do the will of his Lord.Oswald Chambers, Utmost 9/22
A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’ We must always consider the person.Pope Francis