There is only one true goal in life: to please God; to come closer to Him; to love Him; to unite our souls to Him.
Our eagerness for worldly activity kills in us the sense of spiritual awe.
Non-injury is necessary as a starting point to achieve deeper states of consciousness. As long as there is any thought of separation between you and the rest of life, there will be tension.
Far better to conquer by love the heart of a person who hates you than to vanquish such a one by other means.
After Master’s passing, vandals broke into the grounds and beat the cactus with sticks. Amazingly, the cactus started growing spines once again.
A crowd, having gathered in the distance saw, much to their amazement, that as Francis spoke, the ravenous beast lowered its head and seemed suddenly tame and docile.
Of all the western saints, St. Francis was perhaps the greatest example of ahimsa or non-violence.
“Nature was made not just for us, but for itself and its own happiness, and is the very smile of God.”
Ninety youths from age six to twenty-two were living at the orphanage. Our children found their niche by unstintingly giving of themselves to the Mexican children and sharing in their daily lives.
Wherever Master saw the slightest hope, he encouraged people in the paths of righteousness. He never judged them.