Lord, this day we give You thanks for all that you have given us but most especially for the Gifts of Your Death and of Your Continued Presence among us:
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.
"All earthly joys are finite glimpses of eternal bliss. But because we tend to hold on to what we see with our physical eyes, we tend to forget what can be seen only with the eyes of Faith. And so, it is that Heaven is always remote from our thoughts and removed from our daily experiences."
(From Mother Angelica on God, His Home, and His Angels)
“Our Redeemer has taught us not to desire justice, that is to say our salvation and perfection, with a faint-hearted desire, nor with lagging, indolent effort; for He tells us that they are blessed who pursue it with the intense yearnings of an interior desire, in the same way as those who hunger and thirst seek food and drink. For if anyone of us craved and longed for justice with such desire, he could think of nothing else but that justice day or night nor seek anything other than that, since one who hungers and thirsts necessarily thinks about food and drink. Hence, the satiation of eternal refection is rightly promised to those who thus hunger and thirst for Him who is the celestial bread and the fountain of living water.”
(From A Treatise on the Spiritual Life)
St. Paul of the Cross
"Let all creation help you to praise God. Give yourself the rest you need. When you are walking alone, listen to the sermon preached to you by the flowers, the trees, the shrubs, the sky, the sun and the whole world. Notice how they preach to you a sermon full of love, of praise of God, and how they invite you to proclaim the greatness of the one who has given them being."