St. Peter Julian Eymard
“It is impossible for anyone to bestow upon us a love for Jesus Christ or infuse it into our hearts. People may exhort us to love Him, but it is beyond human power to reach us teach us how to love; we learn love by feeling it. This education of the heart belongs to our Lord alone, for He desires Himself alone to be its goal. He begins by giving to the communicant the sentiment of love, then the motive of love, and finally the impelling desire for the heroism of love, But this is learned only in Communion.”
(From How To Get More Out of Holy Communion)
J. Sheen Fulton
“The Sermon on the Mount is so much at variance with all that our world holds dear, that the world will crucify anyone who strives to live up to its values; because Christ preached them, he had to die.
Calvary was the price He paid for the Sermon on the
Mount. Only mediocrity survives. Those who call black, black and white, white
are sentenced for intolerance. Only the grays live."
(From The Life of Christ)
Blessed Columba Marmion, O.S.B.
“Never forget this truth: the Eternal Father is pleased with us only in so far as we imitate His Son and inasmuch as He sees in us the likeness of His Son, for it is in His image that He has predestined us from all eternity. For us there is no other form of sanctity than that which Christ has shown us. The degree of our perfection is measured by the degree of our imitation of Jesus and of our union with Him."
(From The Mysteries of the Rosary)