God and Humanity


If you want joy, live with J.O.Y. (Jesus 1st, Others 2nd, You 3rd)

Do your best and let God take care of the rest.
Father Bob Schwartz

You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts will remain restless until they rest in You.
Saint Augustine

When God seems to be millions of miles away, we have to ask ourselves one question: Who moved?
Father John Klockeman

You don’t know that God is all you need until you’re in a position where He’s all you’ve got.

God is not a slot machine. We don’t go to God to get something; we go to give something.
Mother Angelica

We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next-door neighbor.
G.K. Chesterton

Men spoke much in my boyhood about restricted or ruined men of genius: and it was common to say that many a man was a Great Might-Have-Been. To me it’s a more solid and startling fact that any man in the street is a Great Might-Not-Have-Been.
G.K. Chesterton

God has this huge banquet for us yet we choose to eat Spaghetti-O’s.
Annie Fochtman

I am the king’s good servant, but God’s first.
Saint Thomas More

In the designs of Providence, there are no mere coincidences.
Saint John Paul the Great

If God had a wallet, your picture would be in it.

If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it.

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.
G.K. Chesterton

His grace is free, but it’s not cheap.
Jon Abel

Lord, take me from myself and give me to Yourself.
Saint Catherine of Siena

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.

There is nothing we can do to make God love us more. There is nothing we can do to make God love us less.
Philip Yancey

God spreads grace the way a five-year-old spreads peanut butter… He gets it all over everything.
Donna Schaper

God loves us just the way we are but He loves us too much to leave us that way.
Max Lucado

We are like the penny, because we have the image of the king stamped on us, the divine king.
G.K. Chesterton

The I’m 3rd Principle: God 1st, Others 2nd, Me 3rd

God writes straight with crooked lines.

Faith doesn’t get you out of trouble, it gets you through it.

We’re the emcees of the God-show.
Carey Weise

God won’t give you anything you can’t handle. But He’ll push you to your limit.

To love God is something greater than to know Him.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

Christian joke
Question: “What’s the difference between you and God?”
Answer: “God never thinks He’s you.”

God gave Himself to you: now give yourself to God.
Blessed Robert Southwell

Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new. Late have I loved You!
Saint Augustine

The Lord has turned all our sunsets into sunrises.
Saint Clement of Alexandria

The glory of God is man fully alive.
Saint Irenaeus

One of our favorite things to do is put God in a box. One of God’s favorite things to do is kick the heck out of the box.
Father Mike Schmitz

God can see tomorrow. You can’t.

It is entirely possibly to become so engaged in the work of the Lord that you can forget the Lord of the work.

We’re all in the same boat, and we’re all seasick.
G.K. Chesterton

Life works better with the Lord at the center.

God puts different people in your life in different seasons and for different reasons.

To worship a crocodile is better to worship yourself.
Peter Kreeft

If God were small enough to understand, He would not be big enough to worship.

The human heart is an idol factory.
John Calvin

God is the only doctor that will never send you a bill.

Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God.
Léon Bloy

If Jesus were the king piece, Mary the queen piece, and the apostles were represented by the bishops, then we must be the pawns in God’s game of chess against sin.
Nathan Schultz

The surest sign that God is alive in you is joy.
Father Robert Barron

It is Christ you seek when you dream of happiness.
Saint John Paul the Great

Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.

You can usually tell what a person worships by what’s on their walls.

Man is not at peace with his fellow man because he is not at peace with himself. And he is not at peace with himself because he is not at peace with God.
Thomas Merton

Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?
Saint Gerard Majella

The greatest romance one can find is to fall in love with God. The greatest journey one could embark on is to seek Him. The greatest achievement one can obtain is to find Him.
Saint Augustine

Love God, serve God: everything is in that.
Saint Clare of Assisi

If God brings you to it, He can bring you through it.

The love of God is not a warm fuzzy.
Father Tony Lobo

Whatever you do, think of the Glory of God as your main goal.
Saint John Bosco

We are to love God because of a twofold reason: Nothing is more reasonable, and nothing is more profitable.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

When God closes a door he opens a window.

There are no atheists in foxholes.

Love God, then do what you will.
Saint Augustine

If you truly love God and His will, then doing what you will, will, in fact, be doing what God wills.
Peter Kreeft

Thy will be done? Imagine yourself giving God a blank check that represents your life and letting Him write whatever He wants on it.

Stop searching for answers and start searching for God.
Father Jeff Huard

Let go and let God!

We shouldn’t treat God like a genie who will grant our wishes. Instead, we should seek to grant God’s wishes.
Joe Dunn

There are only two kinds of people in the end: Those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done” and those to whom God says, in the end, “Thy will be done”.
C.S. Lewis

In failing to confess, Lord, I would only hide You from myself, not myself from You.
Saint Augustine

A Catholic is a person who has plucked up courage to face the incredible and inconceivable idea that something else may be wiser than he is.
G.K. Chesterton

The world wants things fixed in a microwavable minute, but God uses a crockpot.
Father Leo Patalinghug

God can do a lot with a little.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.

There is no place where there is no grace.

Adolf Hitler is simply the dark-side of Mother Teresa.
Greg Boyd

The more Christian you become, the more human you become.

The closer you get to God, the more you become yourself.
Jason Evert

If you please man and never please God, you have nothing; if you please God and man forsakes you, you have everything.
Dorothy Patterson

Show God how much you love Him by showing your love to others.
Mary Jo Copeland

When you feel far from God and far from everything that you wanted to be for Him, realize that you still have your whole future to give Him.
Jason Evert

Making others happy makes you happy, and most importantly, Him happy.
Maddie Hendricks

There is a hole in your soul, and only God can fill it.

Trying to fill the God-sized hole in our hearts with things other than God is like trying to fill the Grand Canyon with marbles.
Peter Kreeft

No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.

If God is your co-pilot, switch seats!

Every time you tell Jesus, “I love you” you’re actually saying, “I love you, too” because He’s always the first one to say it.
Father Mike Schmitz

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Arthur C. Clarke

God literally thinks we’re to die for.

When He was on the cross you were on His mind.

Every child is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God.
Saint John Paul the Great

Each of us is an innkeeper who decides if there is room for Jesus.
Neal A. Maxwell

Why live for the approval of men when you can have the approval of their Creator? What can they give you that God can’t?

Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ.
Blessed John Henry Newman

What gnats are compared with humans, so is the whole creation compared with God.
Saint John Chrysostom

I don’t know what my future holds, but I know who holds my future.
Tim Tebow

Sometimes God throws manure on the field before allowing it to become fruitful.

God is king of the entire universe, except for possibly one little corner of it: Your heart.
Father Mike Schmitz

God didn’t come to wow us. He came to woo us.
Chris Stefanick

The glory of God is sometimes most observable in places where humans have never been.
Ben Becker

Remember: Jesus loves all the people you hate.

The human race is one big dysfunctional family.
Father Robert Barron

We use duct tape to fix everything. God used nails.

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.

God doesn’t call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

Don’t just give God your best. Give Him your worst.
Father Mike Schmitz

Things look different when history is seen as His-story.
Peter Kreeft

God’s love is bigger than your “But…”
Chris Stefanick

It is the attitude of some leaders of God’s people; they continually scold others, hurl reproaches at them, tell them to be quiet. … ‘Madam, take your crying child out of the church as I am preaching.’ As if the cries of a child were not a sublime homily.
Pope Francis

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.

I have been all things unholy; if God can work through me, He can work through anyone.
Saint Francis of Assisi

The ego-drama is nothing compared with the theo-drama. The fun begins when we let God write our stories.
Father Robert Barron

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.
C.S. Lewis

God didn’t only think you were worth dying for way back when, but also right now.
Father Mike Schmitz

If you’re motivated by the Holy Spirit to say, “Something needs to be done”, than you’ve likely been appointed the person to do it.
Father Stephen Grunow

O man, when the world hates you and is faithless toward you, think of your God, how He was struck and spat upon. You should not accuse your neighbor of guilt, but pray to God that He be merciful to you both.
Saint Nicholas of Flue

Consider God’s love for you. Now double it. Now multiply that by 900 trillion. You’re still not even close.
Mark Hart

Everyone is searching for God because everyone is searching for happiness.
Father John Riccardo

John Paul II said you are “unique and unrepeatable”. That means everything you do can be unique and unrepeatable.
Leah Darrow

Not only does God love you, but He likes you, too!

We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures. We are the sum of the Father’s love for us.
Saint John Paul the Great

If man is no more than matter, he doesn’t really “matter.”
Chris Stefanick

Two-thirds of God’s name is GO.
Chris Stefanick

You are God’s “The One”.
Father Mike Schmitz

Because nothing is greater and we have no greater need, God gives God.
Ann Voskamp

If the Word truly became flesh, then God had not only a mother, but also a grandmother, cousins, great-aunts, and weird uncles. If the Word truly dwelt among us, then he was part of a family that, like most, was fairly dysfunctional, a mix of the good and bad, the saintly and the sinful, the glorious and the not so glorious. And this is such good news for us.
Father Robert Barron

And I saw that truly nothing happens by accident or luck, but everything by God’s wise providence… for matters that have been in God’s foreseeing wisdom since before time began befall us suddenly, all unawares; and so in our blindness and ignorance we say that this is accident or luck, but to our Lord God it is not so.
Saint Julian of Norwich

The worst is when you’re in the middle of an epic story and you don’t even realize it.
Father Mike Schmitz

God doesn’t desire our worship because He is egocentric. He desires it because we are.
Mark Hart

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing away; God never changes. Patience obtains all things.
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
Saint Teresa of Ávila

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Can an ocean love? Can a mountain know? Can a galaxy choose to change directions? No. But you can. And you’ll still be around long after the world has passed away.
Chris Stefanick

Those who are not good to others are bad to themselves.
Saint Leo the Great

We are exceptionally good at seeing the faults in others and exceptionally adept at ignoring the faults in ourselves.
Father Robert Barron

The secret to finding happiness in every circumstance is to remember that God is present in every circumstance.
Father Mike Schmitz

No God, no happiness. Know God, know happiness.

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.
Hans Urs von Balthasar

God has a plan for you today: one designed to help get you to Heaven.
Mark Hart

Don’t tell God how big your problem is. Tell your problem how big God is.

Sometimes God wrecks your plans when He sees that your plans are about to wreck you.

God loves you and there’s nothing you can do about it!
Patrick Coffin

To join two things together there must be nothing between them or there cannot be a perfect fusion. Now realize that this is how God wants our soul to be, without any selfish love of ourselves or of others in between, just as God loves us without anything in between.
Saint Catherine of Siena

A rib… loaves and fish… some spit… God can do a lot with a little.
Mark Hart

The man who built the manger had a purpose in mind… God had another. You’ll never know how far reaching God’s plan is for your work.
Mark Hart

We often talk about how we are God’s “hands and feet,” which is true. That being said, we can’t fall into the trap of thinking God needs us like we need Him. He’s God – which makes the reality that He wants to use us and be in relationship with us an even sweeter, more profound truth.
Mark Hart

How beautiful that after 2,000 years, no one can outdo “God is love.” It’s the most perfectly concise, hopeful phrase in history.
Mark Hart

God is holding you in His heart, right at this very moment. It’s a fact that can make you feel so small yet so big at the same time.
Mark Hart

If we could see, even for a split second, the depths of God’s love for us – all we’d want to do is worship and prayer would never seem a chore.
Mark Hart

God is the judge and it’s up to you to supply the evidence.
Annie Fesenmaier

Gray and overcast from my earthly perspective, but it’s sunny above these storm clouds. Grace lets us see life from God’s point of view.
Mark Hart

If you do not worship God, you worship something, and nine times out of ten it will be yourself.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen

God’s grace and mercy are bigger than the biggest challenge we may face today and the worst decision we might make today.
Father Jonathan Morris

He became what we are, so that He might make us what He is.
Saint Athanasius

The holiness of God is like a white light: pure, simple, complete. But when that light shines, as it were, through the prisms of individual human lives, it breaks into an infinite variety of colors… each one reveals a unique dimension of the divine holiness.
Father Robert Barron

The Bible constantly warns against a merely mercenary relationship with God – a friendship of convenience or self-interest. We should not love God simply because doing so will produce many consolations in our life. We must enter a true relationship, were we fall in love not with His benefits, but with Him.
Father Robert Barron

God is like bacon: He makes everything better.
George Shea

All souls are Christian souls.

In order to understand who we are we have to understand whose we are.
Ennie Hickman

Look around and be amazed: Never before and never again will there be another you.
From You: Life, Love, and The Theology of the Body by Ascension Press 

God loves you more than what you love most.

In my experience, when God crushes you in the wine press, it is to make wine.
Sam Guzman

The God who made me without my permission will not make me holy (or heal me) without my permission.
Father Michael Sullivan

I need a God who hates what hurts me. I also need a God who can forgive me for doing what He hates.
Father Mike Schmitz

You’re not chosen by God because you are special. You’re special because you are chosen by God.
Father Mike Schmitz

God doesn’t need you to be perfect. He just wants you to be His.
Father Mike Schmitz

If Christmas means that God is with us, that God is one of us, that God has come close, then we no longer have to be afraid.
Bishop Robert Barron

Your nearness to God should not be measured by the intensity of your emotions. Only one thing can measure your nearness to God: The willingness of your heart to conform your will to the will of Christ.
Jason Evert

God is very easy to please but very hard to satisfy.
Peter Kreeft

The only one who can fill your heart is the one who made it.

When you’re at the end of your rope, you’re at the beginning of God’s rope.
Chris Stefanick

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