“In all things we must respond with love. And to respond with love in hard times, we must ask our Lord for grace.”
–Father Kevin Russeau of Campus Ministry at the University of Notre Dame, quoted in What Happened to Notre Dame? by Dr. Charles E. Rice.
Heard today on The Catholics Next Door (and I’m paraphrasing, but this is the general idea.)
Lord, please help me today to be the parent my children need me to be.
I need to pray that one every day, and I think I should also add: “Please help me to be the wife my husband needs me to be.”
“I shall pass through this world but once.
If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now;
Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Now if only I knew who said it! Google searches turned up sources as various as Etienne Grellet, Mahatma Gandhi, and Marcus Aulerius–an almost 2000-year span.
But no matter who said it, it’s a wonderful motto to live by.