Pope Benedict XVI on Letting Christ Enter Fully into our Lives

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‎If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant . . .? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return.

Pope Benedict XVI, April 24, 2005

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St. Therese The Little Flower on Jesus Protecting from Harm

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No harm can come to me since, in whatever happens, I see only the tender hand of Jesus.

St. Therese, The Little Flower

St. Augustine on Christ Giving His Body to His Disciples

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Christ held Himself in His hands when He gave His Body to His disciples.

St. Augustine – 405 A.D.

Pope Benedict XVI on Leading Others to Christ

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Anyone who has discovered Christ must lead others to him. A great joy cannot be kept to oneself. It has to be passed on.

Pope Benedict XVI – 2005 World Youth Day

St. Bernadette Soubirous on Loving

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I shall spend every moment loving. One who loves does not notice her trials; or perhaps more accurately, she is able to love them. I shall do everything for Heaven, my true home. There I shall find my Mother in all the splendor of her glory. I shall delight with her in the joy of Jesus himself in perfect safety.

St. Bernadette Soubirous

St. Gregory of Nyssa on Holiness

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If we truly think of Christ as our source of holiness, we shall refrain from anything wicked or impure in thought or act and thus show ourselves to be worthy bearers of his name. For the quality of holiness is shown not by what we say but by what we do in life.

St. Gregory of Nyssa

St. Padre Pio on Living for Jesus

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‎May the Heart of Jesus be the goal of all your aspirations.

St. Padre Pio

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