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By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Your weaknesses are the key to the unimaginable bigger future that God has envisioned for you. Your strengths are probably already bearing all the fruit they can. They will continue to bear those good fruits in your life, but at some point they will begin to plateau. Your richer, more abundant future is intimately linked to your weaknesses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The notion of freedom proclaimed by the modern world is anti-discipline. But true freedom cannot be separated from discipline.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Many people falsely believe that if you want to be holy, you are not allowed to enjoy life...Holiness brings us to life. It refines every human ability. Holiness doesn't dampen our emotions; it elevates them. Those who respond to God's call to holiness are the most joyful people in history. They have a richer, more abundant experience of life, and they love more deeply than most people can every imagine. They enjoy life, all of life.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Thought determines action. Do not let your whole life be a reaction to the things that happen around you each day. Let your life be an action.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

In fact, the more each person can remove his or her ego from the discussion and focus on the subject matter, the more fruitful the conversation will be for all involved.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Whatever change you desire for the world, create that change in your own life. You are here for a purpose. Seek it out. Hunt it down. The greatest misery is to be purposeless. The great depression of our age is not economic, but spiritual. Our spiritual poverty is rooted in our purposelessness.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Your character is your destiny. Building character is a task for the brave and dedicated. There are no shortcuts when it comes to building character. If you wish to cure minimalism in your own life, to develop a complete commitment to excellence and an absolute rejection of mediocrity, the question you need to start asking yourself is, "What is the most I can do?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Never believe a promise from a man or woman who has no discipline. They have broken a thousand promises to themselves, and they break their promise for you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Whether you are sixteen or sixty, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Love is a choice, love is an act of will, you can choose to love.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Our lives change when our habits change.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

We are not here to solve the problems; the problems are here to solve us.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

It has been my experience that nothing changes a person's life more than the discovery of one solitary truth: There is a meaning and purpose to life. More specifically: There is a meaning and purpose to your life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

It constantly amazes me that men and women wander the earth marveling at the highest mountains, the deepest ocean, the whitest sands, the most exotic islands, the most intriguing birds of the air and fish of the sea - and all the time never stop to marvel at themselves and realize their infinite potential as human beings.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The challenge life presents to each of us is to become truly ourselves--not the self we have imagined or fantasized about, not the self that our friends want us to be, not the self our ego would have us be, but the self God has ordained us to be from before we were in our mother's womb.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The abuse of a good does not diminish the good of a good

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body and prayer is to the soul.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Prayer is like a great love. When you start dating the silence can be awkward, but as you grow to know each other you can sit in silence for hours and just being with each other is a great comfort.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Superficiality is the curse of the modern world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Our culture places a very high premium on self-expression, but is relatively disinterested in producing "selves" that are worth expressing.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The problem is that without an understanding for their meaning and purpose, most relationships quickly become little more than vehicles for the pursuit of selfish and individual goals. Disagreements then become a battle between conflicting interests, rather than a search for a mutually satisfying resolution.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

If we will walk humbly with our God, He will lead us by the hand to exactly who and what we need, to those people, things, and experiences He has designed and intended for us, and this alone will be the cause of our deep fulfillment and happiness.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Matthew Kelly

For the day we accept that we have chosen to choose our choices is the day we cast off the shackles of victimhood and are set free to pursue the lives we were born to live.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Catholicism is not a lifeless set of rules and regulations. Catholicism is a lifestyle. Catholicism is a way of life designed by God to help you become all you can be.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

A mother has a unique perspective. Nobody sees the life of the child the way the child’s mother does—not even the father. This is Mary’s perspective of Jesus life. It seems to me that every genuine Christian, not just Catholics, should be interested in that perspective—and not just interested, but fascinated. In the rosary we ponder the life of Jesus through the eyes of his mother. This is an incredibly powerful experience if we enter into it fully

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

To be truly intimate with another person, is to share every aspect of yourself with that person.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. Hope is one of those things that you can't buy, but that will be freely given to you if you ask. Hope is the one thing people cannot live without. Hope is a thing of beauty.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

God of deep waters and infinite riches, challenge me to go where I fear, to do what is difficult and what I thought could never be done. Push me to go to the deep waters of life and cast my net wide, for I put all my hope, trust and faith in you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Love is the wanting, and the having, and the choosing, and the becoming. Love is the desire to see the person we love be and become all he or she is capable of being and becoming. Love is a willingness to lay down our own personal plans, desires, and agenda for the good of the relationship. Love is delayed gratification, pleasure, and pain. Love is being able to live and thrive apart, but choosing to be together.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Truth be told, our modern education systems crush the very spirit they claim to instill.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Life is about love. It's about whom you love and whom you hurt. Life's about how you love yourself and how you hurt yourself. Life's about how you love and hurt the people close to you. Life is about how you love and hurt the people who just cross your path for a moment. Life is about love.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The world doesn't need another Mother Teresa. The Church doesn't need another Francis of Assisi. The world needs you. The Church needs you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

All men and women flee from the witnesses of their wrongdoings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

God of hope, I look to you with an open heart and yearning spirit. During this Advent season, I will keep alert and awake, listening for your word and keeping to your precepts. My hope is in you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Never pass up an opportunity to speak a kind word of appreciation. There are six billion people on the planet, and 5.9 billion of them go to bed every night starving for one honest word of appreciation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

On the one hand, we all want to be happy. On the other hand, we all know the things that make us happy. But we don't do those things. Why? Simple. We are too busy. Too busy doing what? Too busy trying to be happy. This is the paradox of happiness that has bewitched our age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

We don't want to think about our weaknesses. We don't want to talk about them, and we certainly don't want anyone else to point them out. This is a classic sign of mediocrity, and this mediocrity has a firm grip on the Church and humanity at this moment in history.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Our essential purpose is to become the best version of ourselves.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Character is built little by little, over days, weeks, months, and years, with thousands of small and seemingly insignificant acts of discipline.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

When you voice your disagreement, begin by talking about what you have in common with the person you are arguing with. Too often we rush to judgment, race to argue, and overlook all the common ground we share.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

It takes more energy to maintain mediocrity than it takes to pursue excellence.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Withholding love is a bit like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Striving humbly but heroically to live by what is good, true, and noble in the midst of - and in spite of - the modern climate.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The message delivered with unrelenting enthusiasm by our culture is, 'You can be happy without discipline.  Do whatever you feel like doing and you will be happy!' While the Church says, 'You cannot be happy without discipline In fact, discipline is the path to happiness!'

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

Work-life balance was a mistake from the start. Because we don't really want balance. We want satisfaction.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Matthew Kelly

We become the books we read.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

The world is full of men and women who work too much, sleep too little, hardly ever exercise, eat poorly, and are always struggling or failing to find adequate time with their families. We are in a perpetual hurry-constantly rushing from one activity to another, with little understanding of where all this activity is leading us. . . . The world has gone and got itself in an awful rush, to whose benefit I do not know. We are too busy for our own good. We need to slow down. Our lifestyles are destroying us. The worst part is, we are rushing east in search of a sunset.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Matthew Kelly

A great purposelessness has descended upon modern civilizations. People at large have lost any sense of the meaning and purpose of life; and without an understanding of our own purpose, there can be no true commitment. Whether that commitment is to marriage, family, study, work, God, relationships, or the simple resolutions of our lives, it will be almost impossible to fulfill without a clear and practical understanding of our purpose. Commitment and purpose go hand in hand.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Matthew Kelly

You cannot be healthy and happy without discipline. If you want to measure the level of happiness in your life, just measure the level of discipline in your life. You will never have more happiness than you have discipline.