Every day is a second chance.
We do find, it is true, great battles to fight, and great hardships to master;
but that good Mother makes herself so present and
so near to her faithful servants,
to enlighten them in their darknesses and their doubts,
to strengthen them in their fears,
and to sustain them in their struggles and their difficulties,
that in truth this virginal path to find Jesus Christ
is a path of roses and honey compared with other paths.
A general law thus expressed by Our Lord:
Ask, and it shall be given to you.
Prayer is, therefore, not only a precept,
it is a necessity.
(Rev Dom Vitalis Lehodey)
Saint Paul gives us very practical advice about preserving unity:
Bear with one another in love.
When you have free moments, go faithfully to prayer.
The good God is waiting for you there.
(St. Julie Billiart)