(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love)
" “We don’t study just for the sake of knowledge. We study because we desire to know the truth. And the truth is a person. The Truth is God.” -St. Thomas Aquinas, O.P.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 27, 2013

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.


Since this is Holy Week, I am posting this a day earlier than I normally would. Let’s ponder some of the things that Servant of God, Fulton J. Sheen, had to say about Suffering, the Eucharist and Priests:
 

Suffering 

“All men are born to live; He (Jesus) was born to do the Father’s business which was to die and thereby save.”

 

“God could never let you suffer a pain or a reversal or experience sadness if it could not in some way minister to your perfection. If he did not spare his own Son on the Cross for the redemption of the world, then you may be sure that he will sometimes not spare your wants that you might be all you need to be: happy and perfect children of a loving Father. He may even permit us to wage wars as a result of our selfishness that we may learn there is no peace except in Goodness and Truth.”

 
The Eucharist
 

“Each morning we priests hold in our hands the Christ, who shed blood from His veins, tears from His eyes, sweat from His body to sanctify us. How we should be on fire with that love, that we may enkindle it in others!”

 



“The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white host.”
 
Priests 

 “The pastor’s primary concern should be the tabernacle, not the rectory, not the ego, but the Lord, not his comfort, but God’s glory.”

 



“Every worldly priest hinders the growth of the Church; every saintly priest promotes it. If only all priests realized how their holiness makes the Church holy, and how the Church begins to decline as the level of holiness among priests falls below that of the people!”

4 comments:

  1. I like the quote "The greatest love story of all time is contained in a tiny white host." I've never heard that one before. I'm going to have to remember that.

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  2. Thanks Beth for taking the time to comment. My earlier reply got lsot. This is the essential truth our Church should always be emphasizing.

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  3. I love that same quote. So true, beautifully said and and yes, we should all be emphasizing it. God bless and happy Easter!

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  4. Colleen:

    To know the Answer for what ails our Church is so close and to see Him ignored is in some ways a heavier cross for Our Lord to carry, I think, than the wooden one upon which He was nailed.

    May every day be an Easter day for you and your family.

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