"Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts."
— Charles Dickens (via marcphun)
(Source: kushandwizdom, via earthlysojourn)
"If people understood the true purpose of chastity, they would see that it has nothing to do with fear or prudishness. Nor is it a repression of sexual desires. Rather, chastity is an exercise of the will, to choose what is good, the greatest of all that is good. It is a refusal to allow the desire for pleasure to displace the call to love. Pleasure is not a bad thing, but when a person pursues enjoyment at the expense of another, love is abandoned."
Theology of the Body (via faithful-flockstar)
"Call a boy a gentleman and watch his shoulders straighten. Call a girl a lady and watch her spirit turn graceful. Humanity was brought into existence by God speaking words into the void of the universe. We tend to become what we are called."
— The Medicine of Hope (via pureblyss)
(Source: octobermoe, via tenderandsteel)
"Somewhere, sometime, somehow you got tangled up in garbage, and you’ve been avoiding God. You’ve allowed a veil of guilt to come between you and your Father. You wonder if you could ever feel close to God again. The message of the torn flesh is you can. God welcomes you. God is not avoiding you. God is not resisting you. The curtain is down, the door is open, and God invites you in"
Max Lucado (via clengheartsyou)
Tearing up because this is me right now.