Today we remember Our Lady, the Queen on the chess board who rejoices in her mobility….powerful beyond measure, invoked constantly…..
Jesus to Francis: Rebuild my church
“There is nothing the devil fears so much, or so much tries to hinder, as prayer.”
— St. Philip Neri
God never leaves us alone. He gives us parents, spouses, godparents, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers. He gives us religious leaders, too – religious men and women, priests, bishops. He gives us heavenly patrons in baptism and confirmation and all sorts of others in the cloud of witnesses.
If all that weren’t enough, he also assigns to us all a guardian angel. As Exodus 23:20 tells us: “See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.”
Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
“Where there is great love, sacrifice is easy.”
— St. Therese of Lisieux
Taking everything personally
Vulnerable Narcissists take everything personally, every comment, gesture–it all feels like a personal attack. They’re always on high alert for those who may not like them, and they will try and talk their way into anyone’s graces
Sky high neuroticism
Covert (Vulnerable) narcissists are not as disagreeable as their overt narcissist counterparts, and they usually keep to themselves. But they do stand out in neuroticism.
They are emotionally volatile, they can’t relax, have trouble sleeping, get super stressed out…overwhelmed, can’t get ducks in a row….