Sometimes it is good to simply share words of inspiration without interpretation. I found a little book filled with some of Blessed Pope John 23rd’s reflections. Here are a few. The book is titled, A Joyful Soul. Enjoy. Then maybe buy the little book and add it to your collection.
“Do not forget your prayers. These may be as short as you wish if you find long prayers too hard, but do not forget them. Even a sign (of the cross) can be a prayer.”
“I pity those unhappy men who, instead of keeping their sin before them, hide it behind their backs! They will never be free from past or future sins.”
“When you feel that your longing for something is too keen and is causing you pain, then give up all thought of it and abandon yourselves effortlessly to the will of God…We often have to change our train or coach, or our traveling companions. We grieve over these partings, but the Lord blesses them and turns them into good account…”
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.”
A Joyful Soul, Messages from a Saint of Our Times. Pope John XXIII. Edited by Jerome M. Vereb, C.P., The K.S. Giniger Company, 2000.