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Mother’s Sayings 51 – 75

February 6, 2008

The Sayings (51 – 75)

From: Mother Gabriel, The Ascetic of Love, by Sister Gabriel, publisher
http://www.toperivoli.gr

51. Our destination is to worship God and love our fellow-men.

52. We find happiness and peace only by living according to God’s Commandments.

53. The most essential act of Philanthropy is to speak well of our fellow-men.

54. I could not get worried, even if I tried. When we worry it is as if we say to God: “I do not agree. You don’t do things right”. Besides, this is sheer ingratitude.

55. To speak in the presence of Beauty is superfluous. It disturbs its harmony.

56. Through the invocation of the name of Christ, we batter our Ego.

57. It is the oil-lamp of our soul that must be always lighted, burning forever.

58. We are the first to feel the joy we give to others.

59. Better a prayer of the lips than no prayer at all.

60. Let God intervene between you and your purpose, instead of letting your purpose intervene between you and God.

61. The agony of dying is the effort made by the soul to free herself and run towards the Lord.

62. Correspondence is the only way that combines solitude and company.

63. Miracle is the normal course of events according to God’s Will. What we call a Miracle is only what is natural to God.

65. If we meet with an adversity, let us not ask who is to blame. Because the blame is only ours. We shall find the reason if we ask for it in our Prayer: perhaps we have not loved enough, or we have disobeyed another Commandment, or we have mishandled the situation, or we have moved faster than we should, or we have relied on the wrong person.

66. When we lose something, let us say: ‘In this manner, Lord, deliver me also from any evil thought I may have for my neighbour’.

67. Anxiety is for those who have no Faith.

68. Love is only on the Cross.

69. Human relationships become difficult when the “I” stands above the “You”.

70. God loves your enemies as much as He loves you.

71. Do you want to Pray? Prepare yourself to meet the Lord in secret.

72. By God’s Permission some people become instruments of the Power of Darkness for our own testing and progress.

73. You must not get upset, because a restless heart drives away all Help.

74. If one can live in the world and yet not mix with it – just as the oil and water do not mix in the oil-lamp – then he can live in God. He is in this world but not of this world.

75. We are all vessels, sometimes of Light and sometimes of Darkness. 

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