" "Witness in an age when words which convey truth are judged offensive will make martyrdom more common than we imagined when first we learned that truth." – Father Kevin M. Cusick

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - June 18, 2015


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Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.


 St. Augustine


"Accordingly, this seems to me to be one principal reason why the good are chastised along with the wicked, when God is pleased to visit with temporal punishments the profligate manners of a community. They are punished together, not because they have spent an equally corrupt life, but because the good as well as the wicked, though not equally with them, love this present life; while they ought to hold it cheap, that the wicked, being admonished and reformed by their example, might lay hold of life eternal."


(From the City of God) 


St. Leonard of Port Maurice
 

"To be saved for all eternity, to be damned for all eternity, and to not make your every effort to avoid the one and make sure of the other, is something inconceivable." 


(From The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved)


Jean Mouroux


"When man has become Christian, he finds entrance to a new mystery. He is born a second time and of God Himself, he has become a member of Christ, possessed of eternal life, he is the temple of the Holy Spirit, 'signed upon' and consecrated even as to his body, he participates the life of the Society which links the Father, the Son, and the Spirit in the bonds of Infinite Love. Thereby he is rapt away into the holiness of God, and by this contact with the divine fire he becomes even more of a holy thing than before, because God Himself now dwells within him; because in the eyes of the Father and in reality he is indeed another Christ; because he is thus taken out of the whole order of things profane, and is destined to glorify God in his soul and in his body till the Glory Itself shall consume him forever…Be mindful of your dignity, you who call yourself Christian!" 


(From The Meaning of Man)


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