You cannot please both God and the world at the same time, They are utterly opposed to each other in their thoughts, their desires, and their actions.
St. John Vianney
I LOVE being Catholic :)
When we adopt—and when we encourage a culture of adoption in our churches and communities—we’re picturing something that’s true about our God. We, like Jesus, see what our Father is doing and do likewise (John 5:19). And what our Father is doing, it turns out, is fighting for orphans, making them sons and daughters.
Russell D. Moore, Adopted for Life
No one is more patient than God the Father; no one understands and knows how to wait as much as he does.
Friend: so what’s your sign
Me: the sign of the cross
He talked about how he sees God in the rhythm of music. In a song he performed on the violin, he remarked on how the bass line seemed to disappear, but that was because it was leading to the most beautiful part of the song. And such as in life: When God may seem distant, He is leading to something beautiful beyond the darkness. The rhythm may be quiet, but it’s what we build our life on. We can’t have music without it.
Comparison will steal your joy and beat you down. Learn to embrace the uniqueness of yourself and how to love who God has designed you to be.
Christ wrecks us, holds us and rebuilds us; it is the greatest blessing we can ever hope for.