[T]he various kinds of food, suitable to the needs of our bodies, are due to the provision of the great Steward of the Universe. Before a meal let grace be said, in recognition alike of the gifts which God gives now, and which He keeps in store for time to come. Say grace after a meal in gratitude for gifts given and in petition for gifts promised. --Saint Basil the Great; from his Letter to Gregory
Do not ask for love from your neighbor, for if you ask and he does not respond, you will be troubled. Instead show your love for your neighbour and you will be at rest, and so will bring your neighbour to love. + Saint Dorotheos of Gaza +
When we speak about wisdom, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about virtue, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about justice, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about peace, we are speaking of Christ. When we speak about truth and life and redemption, we are speaking of Christ.
St. Ambrose of Milan
We live in dangerous times, but we turn to the Lord our God in trust. Our Blessed Father and Martyr Theodore Romzha had as his motto: "I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress." Psalm 17(18): 1-2.