As long as we look upon happiness as something outside us, we shall never be able to find it. Wherever we go it will still be beyond our reach, because “out there” can never be “in here.” As Jesus says, “The kingdom of heaven is within.”
Beautiful quote about when we need prayer. Although the quote is by Saint Francis de Sales, the picture is of Father Patrick Peyton, who prayed the rosary every day he possibly could and was known as "The Rosary Priest" for his dedication to promoting it. He also encouraged families to pray together because he believed "the family that prays together stays together" Beautiful: the family as the foundation of faith
"This beautiful prayer from Treatise on the Love of God by St. Francis de Sales is a prayer of giving oneself totally to God, of wanting to love Him above all things and is a very appropriate Daily Prayer but particularly on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord." ~ AnaStpaul
Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying...