Quotes by Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)

261 bishop of Rome and Pope of the Catholic Church, born friday november 25, 1881 in Sotto il Monte (Italy), died monday june 3, 1963 in Vatican City (Holy See (Vatican City State))

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1) Just for today I'll try to live the day without needing to resolve my life-problems all at once.
2) Just for today I will have an extreme care towards my looks: I'll dress soberly, I won't raise my voice, I'll be polite, I won't criticize anyone, I won't try to better or to disciple anyone other than myself.
3) Just for today I'll be happy knowing that I was created to be happy not only in the other world, but in this one too.
4) Just for today I'll adapt to the circumstances, without asking for the circumstances to adapt to my wishes.
5) Just for today I'll dedicate ten minutes to sitting in silence listening to God, reminding myself that, like food, it is necessary to bodily life, as silence and listening are necessary to the life of the soul.
6) Just for today, I'll do something good and not tell anyone.
7) Just for today I'll make a schedule: I might not follow it perfectly, but I'll make it. And I'll look away from the two evils: hurry and hesitation.
8) Just for today I'll know from the bottom of my heart, notwithstanding appearances, that existence takes care of me like no one else in the world.
9) Just for today I'll have no passing fears. I especially shan't fear enjoying all that is beautiful and believing in Love.
10) I could easily do for 12 hours what I'd hate to do for the rest of my life.
Pope John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)
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