Wednesday, June 28, 2017

QUOTATION: Life with God

C.S. Lewis
Life with God is not immunity from difficulties, but Peace in difficulties.

--C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

QUOTATION: Inner Peace

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
True peace is born of the tranquility of order, wherein the senses are subject to the reason, the reason to faith, and the whole personality to the Will of God. The true peace that follows conversion is deepened, not disturbed, by the crosses, checks, and disquietudes of the world, for they are welcomed as coming from the hands of the Loving Father. This true peace can never come from adjustment to the world, for if the world is wicked, adjustments to wickedness make us worse. IT comes only from identification of one’s own will with the Will of God.

--Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Peace of Soul, 1949

Monday, June 26, 2017

QUOTATION: Faith and Reason

Pope Francis
Faith is not fearful of reason; on the contrary, it seeks and trusts reason, since “the light of reason and the light of faith both come from God” and cannot contradict each other.

--Pope Francis

Sunday, June 25, 2017

QUOTATION: Religious Extremism

Henri de Lubac
To push piety to the point of superstition is to destroy it. To push orthodoxy to the point of religious purism is also to destroy it.

--Henri de Lubac

Saturday, June 24, 2017

QUOTATION: To Surrender Oneself to God

To surrender oneself is more than to devote oneself, more than to give oneself, it is even something more than to abandon oneself to God. In a word, to surrender oneself is to die to everything and to self, to be no longer concerned with self except to keep it continually turned toward God.

--St. Marie-Victoire Couderc