(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" "Our Lord is loved by so few, because few consider the pains He has suffered for us; but he that frequently considers them cannot live without loving Jesus." – Meditation on the Passion

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - Week of August 30, 2012



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.




From St. Thomas Aquinas

Man should not consider his material possessions his own, but as common to all, so as to share them without hesitation when others are in need.


From St. Claude de la Colombiere, S.J.


“Imagine the anguish and tears of a mother who is present at a painful operation her child has to undergo. Can anyone doubt on seeing her that she consents to allow the child to suffer only because she expects it to get well and be spared further suffering by means of this violent remedy?

Reason in the same manner when adversity befalls you. You complain that you are ill-treated, insulted, slandered, robbed. Your redeemer (the name is a tenderer one than that of father or mother), your Redeemer is a witness to all you are suffering. He who loves you and has emphatically declared that whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye, nevertheless allows you to be stricken though He could easily prevent it. Do you hesitate to believe that this passing trial is necessary for the health of your soul?”

From Scripture (Luke 6:46)


“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not put into practice what I teach you?

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