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. Alphonsus Liguori
“God is ready to heal those who sincerely wish to amend their lives, but cannot take pity on the obstinate sinner. The Lord pardons sins, but he cannot pardon those who are determined to offend Him. He who receives pardon is pardoned through the pure mercy of God, and they who are chastised, are justly punished. But, God is not obliged to wait for your repentance.”
(From a sermon “On The Number of Sins Beyond Which God Pardons No More”)
Catherine de Heuck, Servant of God
“We don’t need psychiatrists from our priests. We don’t need counselors from our priests. We need priests to take us by the hand and lead us to sanctity.”
St. Pius X
“In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked, lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men. All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easy-going weakness of Catholics.
Oh! If I might ask the Divine Redeemer, as the prophet Zachary did in spirit: What are those wounds in the midst of Thy hands? The answer would not be doubtful: With these I was wounded in the house of them that loved Me. I was wounded by My friends, who did nothing to defend Me and, who on every occasion, made themselves the accomplices of my adversaries. And this reproach can be leveled against the weak and timid Catholics of all countries.”
(From Discourse at the Beatification of St. Joan of Arc, Dec. 13, 1908)