What is a small member yet boasts of great exploits? Of which is full of deadly poison, restless evil and is untamable? Likened to a small rudder on a huge ship, the tongue does not have any mind of its own but is driven by a pilot, wherever he wants it to go.
Confession allows us to draw near to the Father with trust to have the certainty of his forgiveness. God created us without us: but he did not will to save us without us.
The crucifix reminds us of the indispensable fact that we have been bought with a price, once for all. Christ has died for our sins. It is finished. But the crucifix is not only a sign of His death; it also a sign of the Life won by His death. It is a sign of sacrifice for it proclaims the severe price that Christ paid for us; but it is also a sign of hope for it proclaims that we have indeed been bought.
Not much could be added to the forceful recommendations of the saints and Doctors of the Church concerning prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Then again you may very well be convinced of the power and beauty of this practice already - from personal experience.
Back in 1998, Christian songwriter and recording artist Don Moen gave the world the song God is Good and it quickly became both a catchphrase and a song that gained popularity in the Christian world.
St Joseph was an ordinary sort of man on whom God relied to do great things. He did exactly what the Lord wanted him to do, in each and every event that went to make up his life.