Daily homily thoughts, 7/17

“Yet the more they were oppressed, the more they multiplied and spread.”  How beautiful. God transforms our oppression into fruitfulness!

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” I love going to the cemetery at St. Mary of the Woods. Hundreds and hundreds of nuns buried there. They gave up everything, and in so doing, they found even more: God himself.  The more we give up of ourselves and so on, the more we find Jesus.