Wednesday, July 3, 2013

QUOTATION: A Divided Heart

St. Jean Vianney, the Cure of Ars
Poor blind creature, who gives one hand to God and the other to the world, so that he can call both to his aid, and promise his heart to each in turn! He loves God, or rather, he would like to love Him, but he would also like to please the world. Then, weary of wanting to give his allegiance to both, he ends by giving it to the world alone.

--St. Jean Vianney, the Cure of Ars, “The Dreadful State of the Lukewarm Soul,” The Sermons of the Cure of Ars