Therefore I say unto you, all things
whatsoever you ask when you pray, believe
that you shall receive: and they shall come
Each year may bring us fresh
changes and trials; let us learn
from St. Fulgentius to receive
all that happens as from the
hand of God, and appointed for
Admire the almighty power of
this little Child, Who from His
cradle makes known His coming to
the shepherds and magi—to the
shepherds by means of His angel,
to the magi by a star in the
East. Admire the docility of
these kings. Jesus is born;
behold them at His feet? Let us
be little, let us hide
ourselves, and the divine
strength will be granted to us.
Let us be docile and quick in
following divine inspirations,
and we shall then become wise of
the wisdom of God, powerful in
His almighty power.
If we would keep our faith pure,
we must study its holy truths.
We cannot detect falsehood till
we know and love the truth; and
to us the truth is not an
abstraction, but a Person, Jesus
Christ, God and Man.
St. Theodosius, for the sake of
charity, sacrificed all he most
prized—his home for the love of
God, and his solitude for the
love of his neighbor. Can ours
be true charity if it costs us
little or nothing?