Tuesday, June 7, 2016

QUOTATION: The Difference Between Knowing About God and Loving Him

Fulton J. Sheen
There is a world of difference between knowing about God through study and knowing God through love—as great as a difference between a courtship carried by mail and one by personal contact. Many skeptical professors know the proofs of the existence of God better than some who say their prayers; but because the professors never acted on the knowledge which they had, because they never loved the God whom they knew by study, no new knowledge of God was given to them. They liked to talk about religion but did nothing about it, and their knowledge remained sterile as a result.

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