S: Frank Balchaitis 1944 - 2011
BC: Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
FC: Frank Balchaitis | 1944 - 2011
1: A house founded on the cross will fear neither wind, nor rain, nor storm.
2: Alas! If we put all our trust in God, how much happier we should be !
4: With God’s help we shall always have power over our emotions.
6: Come, come, my dear, don’t be frightened at your burden; our Lord will help you to carry it.
7: Never pass a day without thanking Jesus Christ for all he has done for you during your life.
8: During the day, and even at night if you wake, say to God “My God, give me the grace to love you as much as it is possible for me to love you!
9: No prayer is ever lost.
10: Remain humble, remain simple; the more you are so, the more good you will do.
12: Everything that God has made becomes an instrument for good or evil according to the use we make of it. | This is real faith, when we speak to God as we could converse with a man.
13: God commands you to pray, but he forbids you to worry.
14: Troubles melt away before a fervent prayer like snow before the sun.
15: We should say every morning: “My God, send me thy Holy Spirit to teach me what I am and what thou art!”
16: When you think of going to Mass on working days, it is an impulse if the grace of God wills to grant you. Follow it.
17: The more one prays the more one wishes to pray.
19: I have had crosses in plenty, more than I could carry almost! I set myself to ask for the love of crosses – then I was happy.
20: Our Lord carried his Cross – surely I can do as he did.
22: My children, the three acts of faith, hope, and charity contain all the happiness of man upon the earth. | God makes use of anything.
24: We can do nothing by ourselves, my children, but we can do everything with the help of God.
25: We must have a great confidence in God in times of illness or grief, because it is precisely then that God waits to see whether or no we shall put our trust in him.
26: All difficulties, temptations, sickness and humiliations become sweet and easy to endure, if one bears them in union with our Lord.
28: It is confidence which God looks for from us above all things. When we have entrusted our interests to him alone, his justice and goodness are pledged to aid us.
29: We are permitted to love our relations, our possessions, our health, our reputations; but this love must be subordinated to the love we should have for God, so that we may be ready to make the sacrifice of it if he should require it.
30: In your work, offer your difficulties and troubles quite simply to God and you will find that his blessings will rest upon you and on all you do.