Happy Thanksgiving - an ideal time to reflect on, and give God thanks for, His many blessings.
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.
Blessed Teresa of
“If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.”
(From 7 Steps To A Holier Life)
“From Him [God] no creature can be hidden, everything lies bare, everything is brought to face to face with Him this God to whom we must give our account.”
(From Hebrews 4:13)
Leo Rudloff, O.S.B.
The existence of hell brings home to us with terrifying clarity the fact that God is just, and that His justice is not to be separated from His mercy. We must stress with special emphasis, however, that hell is not a blind destiny into which the sinner plunges unawares, but is his self-chosen and fully deserved portion.
(From Everyman’s Theology)
St. Teresa of
St. Theresa of
once heard someone say: “If only I had lived at the time of Jesus… If only I
had seen Jesus…If only I had talked with Jesus”…To this, St. Theresa replied:
“But do we not have in the Eucharist the living, true and real Jesus present
before us? Why look for Him?” Avila