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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - May 22, 2014

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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. Bernard

"If we shall have to account for idle words, consider how rigorously we shall be judged for lying, sharp and stinging, insulting and derisive, presumptuous, unbecoming, flattering, complaining or slanderous words! How true is the statement that in much speaking sin is unavoidable!"

(As quoted by Mother Julienne Morrell, O.P. in A Treatise on the Spiritual Life)

Frank Morriss

"Conscience does not make laws for individuals: nor does it dispense from laws for individuals. Conscience exists to point out the polar star of truth. If it points away from a solemn teaching of the Pope, then we have clear evidence it is not functioning properly. In such a case we are bound to adjust our conscience through learning, prayer, humility until we do accept the teaching."

(From Lumen Gentium: The Church of Our Time Looks at Herself)

St. Vincent Ferrer

"[Purity of heart is] that chasteness and purity of heart which withdraws us, in so far as it is possible in this life, from every useless thought and no longer permits us to think of anything but God and the things of God."

(From A Treatise on the Spiritual Life)

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