" "Neither earth nor rock could have held the Cross, nor could the Cross of nails have held God’s only-begotten Son, had not love held him fast.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - October 10, 2013

(Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center)


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.

 
 
Pope Francis

“I have a dogmatic certainty: God is in every person’s life. God is in everyone’s life. Even if the life of a person has been a disaster, even if it is destroyed by vices, drugs or anything else—God is in this person’s life. You can, you must try to seek God in every human life. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.”  

(Interview by Antonio Spadaro, SJ)

 
St. Pio of Pietrelcina

“While suffering is repugnant to our human nature, if endured with the right spirit, it is so beneficial that if one only knew the value of it, one would gladly exchange pleasure for pain.” 

 

St. Catherine of Siena 

“I distribute the virtues quiet diversely; I do not give all of them to each person…I shall give principally charity to one; justice to another; humility to this one; a living faith to that one…And so, I have given many gifts and graces, both spiritual and temporal, with such diversity that I have not given everything to one single person, so that you may be constrained to practice charity towards one another.”  

(Catechism of the Catholic Church 1937)
 

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