Fr. Sanctus Mario
Inspiration and Bible Reflections

Without These Two Virtues, You can Never Achieve Anything. Breakfast with the Word Saturday




Breakfast with the Word Saturday 32nd Week Ordinary Time of the Year B.


You can Never Achieve Anything Without these two virtues.


It is always easy to think about success and how to achieve it.

It is also always easy to come to God and pour our problems to Him.

Sometimes we are full of life dreams and possibilities , sometimes we have this hunger to go out there and begin something. This hunger is natural.


Some people truly want to change their lives . Many people want their problems to be solved but what always stand in between the way to this are problems challenges and difficulties that seemed so difficult to solve. The point is that We must meet them. They are always there waiting for us every time.


Sometimes we may have some expectations to achieve and intentions to fulfill but when we meet barriers along the way, we go back to where we were before. Some of us have tried many things and after so many trials they will come back and update you that nothing is working.


Many people have fasted and prayed, yet it seems God is silent to their prayers.


We Need These Two Virtues



I think after creation, nothing was determined to work or not work, it is the will of man and grace of God that made other things possible.


If we sincerely and truly want a change in our lives, we must be ready to face whatever that comes our away and be ready to wait on God to act on His appointed time, and to make this possible; we must possess the virtue to stick to our prayer life and determination despite how thick and thin it has become and be able to have patience.


Therefore, without the virtues of Perseverance and Patience, you can never make it , without these two virtues, you are not going anywhere.


Lesson from the Persistent Widow.



Jesus explains the necessity of these two virtues very well in today’s gospel.



The gospel is a parable of the widow, who kept coming to a Judge, for legal protection , the judge has to attend to her because of her persistence and perseverance. The gospel says that the widow kept coming without relenting. What it means is that  the more the Judge keeps silent, the more the widow keeps coming.

The widow keeps persevering. The more the thing is not working out, the more the patience and perseverance.


If we truly want a change in our lives and we do not possess these two virtues, we will easily give up when things do not work out for our favour. We need these two virtues not only in our prayer life but in everything we do.


The Two Virtues are very Necessary.



In Luke 11:5-10 Jesus continues with a parable of a friend who goes to his friend at midnight  to request for bread.


Jesus says even though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will get up and give him as much as he needs.


Jesus ends that parable with ““So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.”


Beloved, without patience and perseverance or persistence, forget it, this promise is not for you.


When Jesus says “ask and you shall receive, He didn’t say ask and you shall receive immediately, but He is sure that If you ask, you will receive. The only key to this promise is to keep trying, persevering and being patient. Therefore, we need these two virtues. They are very Necessary.


Nothing in this world, both spiritual and physical can be achieved without these two virtues.


If you lack patience, you will lose faith,lose hope, become downcast, hate the day you were born, may be because of something that came along the way.


Without persistence and perseverance, you will always cry and run away from challenges, the news that will always be in your lips is that “i have tried everything, yet nothing is working”.



Perseverance is not just trying, it means to keep trying more, hard and hard, changing strategies. With this, You must get there.


In  Psalm 40:1  David says I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. David knows the power of this virtue.



In  Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob  wrestled with an angel until daybreak. He did not allow Him to win or to lose, he kept fighting. When the angel saw  that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh;  Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him.



This would have made Jacob to be weak and run away,yet he persevered. When the angel wanted to go, Jacob still refused and said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”


This should be the attitude of everyone who really wants God to bless and intervene in His life.


Be patient, yet not patient doing nothing, but patient in perseverance and persistence. Whatever thing you are doing, be patient and persevere, one day your light will shine.


May God bless you and see you through Amen.






  1. Ogbonna Blessing says

    Thanks fr

  2. Benjamin O. Felix says

    Good day Fr., I always enjoying your daily inspiration. May the good Lord continue to energise you.

    1. Sanctus Mario says


      1. Nwatu Nneka P says

        Amen o Fr. Odiegwu really, challenging and frustrating.

    2. Asukwo Eunice says

      Thank you Fr

    3. Julie says


  3. Nganyadi UKAMAKA NEE NWAJIOBI says

    Thanks so much Fr,My God will continue to inspire his wisdom on U.

    1. Sanctus Mario says


      1. Edwiner Anthony says

        AMEN 🙌🙏, i believed and have FAITH that I shall never go back empty handed.

    2. Obiano Adanna says

      Amen and Amen.These virtues Perseverance and patience are really the keys to life.Thank you so much Fr for always renewing our spiritual Life.God blessings will always be with you in Jesus name Amen.

    3. Elizabeth kiio says


  4. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu says

    Amen. I believe He do it at His on time

    1. Sanctus Mario says


      1. Blessing Iortsugh says

        Amen, thank you fr

    2. Chizoba Ekwueme says

      Amen and Amen!
      Thank you Fr.

  5. Ebele Francis Abel-Ike says

    Thanks Fada. Remain blessed

    1. Sanctus Mario says


    2. Uchechukwu Egbo says

      Amen 🙏, thank you Lord for your word and may Your grace be sufficient for me 🙏 may God continue to bless you for us Fr 🙏

  6. Christian says

    May the good Lord always be at ur side to strengthen u Amen

    1. Sanctus Mario says


      1. Sylvia says

        I pray for the spirit of persistence and patience. May God bless and keep you father. Amen

      2. Chisom Egwudike says


    2. UGWU CHIOMA says


    3. Mrs Ruth Kingsley says

      Thank you padra may God continue to strength you as you work on his vein Yard

    4. Chioma Frances Egwuogu says


  7. Comfort Mameh says

    May God grant all our prayer request in Jesus name. Amen

  8. Prisca Nwachukwu says

    Amen. May the Lord give me the strength to always be patient and persevere. Amen. Thank you fr.

  9. UGWU CHIOMA says

    Lord God may you please give me the grace to always persevere and patiently wait on you and also to say my prayers through Christ our Lord amen.

  10. Christian Agu says

    Thanks Father.
    The Almighty God bless you

  11. Munachimso onuoha says


  12. Anyanwu Rosetta says


  13. Odinakachukwu Stanley says

    Thanks Padre

  14. Margaret Awum says

    Amen 🙏. May the Lord grant us the His Grace, and, also continue to strengthen you too

  15. Edith Oramalu says

    Amen God bless you Fr. Sanctus

  16. Ogechi Anugwom says


  17. Okoye Juliet chidinm says

    You’ve said it all Padre
    It’s good to be patient and persevere.
    May the Lord grant us the grace to be patient and persevere in our journey of life
    Thank you so much Padre
    God bless you.

  18. Margaretmary Azegbeobor says

    May God in his infinite mercy help us in our needs. amen

  19. Etoh Rosemary says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  20. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr.

  21. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr. Good morning

  22. Benedicta blessed says


    Oh Lord thank you for what you have been doing in my life
    Give me the grace and preserverance as I await the answers to my prayers

  23. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Amen & Amen 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♂️🙏

  24. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Lord may you give me more grace to persevere and patiently wait for your answer through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

  25. Ijeoma Ugorji says


  26. Okonkwo onyinye says


  27. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    I will persist persevere and be patient until I get what I am asking and working for by the grace of God. Amen!!

  28. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    knock,and he wil open the door,seek and you will find,ask and you will receive, believe,be patient and trust in God Amen🙏🙏🙏

  29. Eze Juliana Nkechi says

    Amen. Thank you Fr. for inspiring us. may the good Lord continue to strengthen you.

  30. Chinwe Florence Udeh Ukeachu says


  31. Beatrice Solomon says

    God help me to persevere and be persistent through Christ our Lord

  32. Madu Onyinyechukwu says

    Amen ooo

  33. Stella Ijewemen says


  34. Ereke Joseph says

    Amen, May the good Lord give me his grace to always be patience and perseverance in life

  35. Regina Mobu says


  36. Elizabeth says


  37. Elizabeth says

    May God continue to bless you

  38. Onyeoma Ukamaka says


  39. David Sunday Edore says


  40. Mariajacinta Ivoke says



    Remain Blessed padre 🌹

  42. Agina Uchenna says

    Amen. Thank you Jesus for your word today

  43. Eze Chidinma says

    Thanks Fr. The daily reflections are always inspiration and it strengthens my faith in God. May God continue to strengthen you daily and help you in this ministry… Amen

  44. Ezinne Nkeremuzor says


    God bless you, father.

  45. Dodoh Peter Anthony says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  46. Nwoye Ngozi says


  47. Sheila says



    Fr. Your breakfast with the Lord is what have kept me hanging there, believing that I am not alone and at the right time God will visit my home with children. May God continue to strengthen you. Amen

  49. Udemezue Martina Mary says


  50. Agbafe Christy says

    God bless you Father for this inspiration

  51. Oge says

    Amen. Thanks, Padre. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you 🙏

  52. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen. Good morning Father!

  53. Loretto Okwaji for healing from bad dreams says

    Thank you fr . I enjoy you daily work.

  54. Michael Uzoechiena says

    Amen Padre And God’s divine wisdom and strength.

  55. Ugwu Obianuju G says


  56. Vivian Elochukwu says

    Amen..thank you Padre our almighty God will continue to empower you more and more Amen

  57. Nwanesi Chikaodinaka says

    Beautiful breakfast served, thanks for sharing with us. More Grace and fresh oil Padre.

    Nwanesi Chikaodinaka

  58. Ogechi Oscar says


  59. Udenze chisom Julia says


  60. Ejiro Ovwigho says


  61. Chikeluba Amara says

    Amen! May God give us the grace of patience and perseverance to overcome every difficulties and challenges of life… Amen 🙏

    Thanks Padre

  62. Chukwukere Josephine says


  63. John says


  64. Agatha Onedo says

    Amennn 🙏


    I have been richly blessed with these words. Thank you fr. And may God continue to refill you for our generation.

  66. Masika Gorret Simbili says


  67. Ify obinwa says

    Thank you Fr. May God give me this most important 2 virtues of perseverance and patience. May God bless and keep you for us padre

  68. Grace uba says

    Thank you Father

  69. Winifred says

    Thank you padre. May God continue to bless you

  70. Gloria says

    May the good Lord strength you fr.Amen.

  71. Jovita Okey-Oha says

    Amen and Amen.
    Truly, sometimes it will look as if God does not answer prayers anymore.

    Thank you Fr.,this breakfast is quite encouraging and motivating. God bless you richly. Amen

  72. Ihango Alice says

    may the Almighty God give me a heart of perseverance and persistence.

  73. Blessing Chilo Adie says

    May God help us to persevere in prayers and remain steadfast in the ways of the Lord through Christ our Lord Amen

  74. Agudosi Cordelia chinyere says


  75. Umeze Rosemary says

    Amen. God bless you too Padré

  76. Ebhohon Agbonmwenre Queen says


  77. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen and Amen. Thank you fr for this inspiring message. God bless you.

  78. Angela Ahamefule says


  79. Thompson Nwabueze says

    Am indeed bless today. Thanks so much Padre.

  80. Mrs Mmadu Chioma loveth says

    Amen ooo
    God I will wait for you to bless me with sons and daughters in Jesus name amen

  81. Ibeawuchi Monica says


  82. Grace Yina says


  83. Cynthia ogunezi says

    Thank you🙇🏻‍♀️

  84. Gloria says

    Amen and Amen.

  85. Josephine kanu says


  86. Alabi Nikola Magdalene says

    Amen and amen

  87. Ndukwe Amanda says


  88. Ozoro Christiana says

    Amen 🙏

  89. Ugwu Josephine Nnenna. says

    Amen. God bless you.

  90. Amalu Gloria says

    Amen and Amen, may almighty God grant us this two virtues in Jesus mighty name we pray Amen.

  91. Emelda says


  92. Doris Emmanuel Ogban says

    OH My GOD as I continue being patient and perseverance please help me 🙏😭
    with the fruit of the womb in JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY NAME 🙏🙏🙏

  93. Loveth says

    Amen. Oh My Jesus help me to always be persistent and patient with your ways. Give me the grace to always say in my weak and despairing state,”MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE NOT MINE OH LORD. AMEN”.

  94. Enibe Jacinta Amara says

    Amen and bless you too Father

  95. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  96. Francess Odunze says


  97. Rita Ojodale says

    This message is for me.

  98. Dinmah Lucy Chinyere says


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