JC Administrator's quotes

How closely you were keeping me

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O my God, how closely you were keeping me under your wings when I did not even believe you existed!

To pray means to gaze at you endlessly

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To pray means to gaze at you endlessly. How can the one who loves do otherwise than to be turned towards their loved one?
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To pray is to think about Jesus

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To pray is to think about Jesus and love him. The more we love the better we pray.

I do not make any request for myself alone

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I do not make any request for myself alone. I do not say ‘my Father’ but ‘our Father. I do not say ‘my bread but ‘our bread’. I ask for nothing for myself alone, rather I am careful to ask for all people, for us all, children of Our Lord, loved by him, all of us, whom he has redeemed by his blood.
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Forgive us our debts

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Forgive us our debts. One cannot ask for forgiveness if one has not forgiven. Forgiveness like grace is something one does not ask for oneself alone, but for all people.
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Let us be persons of desire and of prayer

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Let us be persons of desire and of prayer. Let us never believe anything to be impossible: God can do all.

The best prayer

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Prayer is just conversation with God: listening to him; speaking with him; gazing upon him in silence. The best prayer is the one in which there is the most love. Adoration, wordless admiration, that is the most eloquent form of prayer: that wordless admiration which contains the most passionate declaration of love.
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Islam shook me deeply

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Islam shook me deeply. Seeing such faith, seeing people living in the continual presence of God, I came to glimpse something greater and more real than worldly occupations. I set about studying Islam and then the Bible.
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To become a martyr

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To become a martyr means to become like Jesus, it means to become his brother, his little brother, to the very end, following him hand in hand, even to Calvary, and giving him the greatest proof of love: 'A person can have no greater love than to lay down their life for their friends'.
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The person who lives by faith

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The person who lives by faith is full of new thoughts, new tastes, new judgements. New horizons open before them and necessarily, they begin a new life.
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