Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Peace begins with a smile.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones – the ones at home.
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.