The Word Among Us

Lent 2019 Issue

The Goodness of God

Words from the saints.

The Goodness of God: Words from the saints.

O Lord, if I could fly to my people and tell them of your goodness at the top of my voice: oh, how many souls would be won!
—St. Josephine Bakhita

Abide in the home of the divine and fatherly goodness of God like his child who knows nothing, does nothing, makes a mess of everything, but nevertheless lives in his goodness.
—St. Peter Julian Eymard

The secret of happiness is to live moment by moment and to thank God for all that he, in his goodness, sends to us day after day.
—St. Gianna Beretta Molla

Should we commit a sin, let us humble ourselves sorrowfully in his presence, and then, with an act of unbounded confidence, let us throw ourselves into the ocean of his goodness, where every failing will be cancelled and anxiety turned into love.
—St. Paul of the Cross

The Incarnation teaches us how much God cares for us. . . . Let us think of all the Lord has done for us, and then we shall realize how his goodness appears through his humanity. The lesser he became through his human nature, the greater was his goodness; the more he lowered himself for me, the dearer he is to me.
—St. Bernard of Clairvaux

My hope is in Christ, who strengthens the weakest by his divine help. I can do all in him who strengthens me. His power is infinite, and if I lean on him, it will be mine. His wisdom is infinite, and if I look to him for counsel, I shall not be deceived. His goodness is infinite, and if my trust is stayed on him, I shall not be abandoned.
—Pope St. Pius X