" "Ah, gentle Lord, are Thou not He who with one word created heaven and earth? Lord, with one word canst Thou restore health to my sick soul?" - Blessed Henry Suso, O.P.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - April 7, 2016

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

"Look not with disdain on venial faults; if the weight of each one does not frighten you, let their numbers, at least, terrify you."

(From Instructions For Novices by Blessed Hyacinthe-Marie Cormier, O.P.)

St. Teresa of Avila

"Oh, what a hard thing I am asking of you, my true God: that you should love one who dos not love you; that you should open the door to one who does not knock; that you should give health to one who prefers to be sick and chooses rather to walk in her infirmity! You say, my Lord that you have come to seek out sinners. These, my Lord are the true sinners. Do not look on our blindness, oh my God, but at the streams of blood that your Son shed for us. May your mercy shine on such grave wickedness; remember, Lord, that we were made by your hands."

(From Exclamations of the Soul of God)

Blessed Pope Paul VI

"The dialogue of salvation was not conditioned by the merits of those to whom it was directed; it was open to all men, without discrimination." 

(From Encyclical, Ecclesiam Suam)

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