Category Archives: Citations

“What are the rules for living a good life?”

What are the rules for living a good life? In the first place to love the Lord with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul and with all one’s strength. Then to love one’s neighbour as oneself. Then not to … Continue reading

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“God is truly experienced either as purifying fire or as Light that illumines”

Divine Love begets reverent audaciousness. Thus a handful of Apostles, hitherto faint-hearted, after the descent of the Holy Ghost were filled with courage and took on the whole of the rest of the world in spiritual struggle. Nearly all of … 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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“Why do you look for the speck in your brother’s eye?”

The blessed disciples were to be the spiritual guides and teachers of the whole world. It had therefore to be clearly seen by all that they held fast to the true faith. It was essential for them to be familiar … Continue reading

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“Why then are you trying to bend God to your will?”

“All the ways of the Lord are mercy and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and will.” We have here a tremendous statement on the subject of faithfulness and mercy. Mercy is mentioned because it is not our deserts … 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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“The sacredness of the image consists precisely in the fact that it comes from an interior vision and thus leads us to such an interior vision”

Contemporary culture turned away from the faith and trod another path, so that faith took flight in historicism, the copying of the past, or else attempted compromise or lost itself in resignation and cultural abstinence. The last of these led … Continue reading

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