"We must always remember that sanctification (becoming holy) is a process, a journey. We will stumble and fall, and the evil one will pounce and try to discourage us: Why do you even try? This will never work. But God doesn’t see it that way. He’s not surprised we don’t get there in a day, nor should we be." - Jeanette Flood
"A saint used to say that we were God-bearers. It is really true because at the moment of receiving the Blessed Eucharist, and as long as the Sacred Species subsist, Jesus Christ is substantially present with His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity in our body and our soul.
We are thus tabernacles, living ciboria of Jesus Christ. What are You doing, O my Savior, during this quarter of an hour, when You deign to dwell in me; when You are in contact with my body and my soul? I cure you of your spiritual laziness, strive to draw you into My Heart; I set you on fire with flames of love for God and for your brethren.
O mystery of condescension and of divine love! Give me O Jesus, an understanding and relish of it."
(St. John Marie Vianney from The Eucharistic Meditations of the Cure D'Ars)