Category Archives: Citations

“Who would not wish to follow Christ to supreme happiness, perfect peace, and lasting security?”

“If anyone wished to be a follower of mine, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and come after me.” Our Lord’s command seems hard and heavy, that anyone who wants to follow him must renounce himself. But … Continue reading

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“As far as the soul is above the body, so far does the forgiveness of sins surpass physical healing”

The scribes asserted that only God could forgive sins, yet Jesus not only forgave sins, but showed that he had also another power that belongs to God alone: the power to disclose the secrets of the heart. They, of course, … Continue reading

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“You did not receive weapons so that you might sit at ease, but so that you might fight!”

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.” What does “then” mean? After the Spirit descended, after the voice from heaven said: “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well … Continue reading

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The Story of Mordecai and the Great Rabbi

The story is told of a very pious Jewish couple – they had married with great love and the love never died. Their greatest hope was to have a child so that their love could walk the earth with joy. … Continue reading

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“Come, you who fostered my love, for I am love”

As the holy Gospel clearly proclaims, the Son of Man will gather together all nations. “He will separate people one from another, as a shepherd separates sheep from goats. The sheep he will place at his right hand, the goats … Continue reading

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“We walk in the air of an eternal fatherhood”

Think, brothers, think, sisters, we walk in the air of an eternal fatherhood. Every uplifting of the heart is a looking up to The Father. Graciousness and truth are around, above, beneath us, yea, in us. When we are least … Continue reading

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“Only Christians have a true sense of values; their joys and sorrows are not the same as other people’s”

Only Christians have a true sense of values; their joys and sorrows are not the same as other people’s. The sight of a wounded boxer wearing a victor’s crown would make someone ignorant of the games think only of the … Continue reading

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