" "If I am not in a state of grace, may God put me there. If I am in a state of grace, may God keep me there." – St. Joan of Arc

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - September 11, 2014



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.



 
Archbishop Luis M. Martinez 

"We appreciate the flavor of some fruit much more when we taste it than when we read a description of it in a botany book. What description comes near the actual taste we get when we bite into fruit? So too, when we are united to God and savor Him by personal experience we know divine things better than when we read things written by learned men."

(From True Devotion to the Holy Spirit)

Pope Francis

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security." 

(Apostolic Exhortation - November 24, 2013)






Cardinal Karol Wojtyla - (St. Pope John Paul II)

“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel versus the anti-Gospel.

“We must be prepared to undergo great trials in the not-too-distant future; trials that will require us to be ready to give up even our lives, and a total gift of self to Christ and for Christ. Through your prayers and mine, it is possible to alleviate this tribulation, but it is no longer possible to avert it. . . .How many times has the renewal of the Church been brought about in blood! It will not be different this time.”  

(From Bicentennial talk given in the United States as quoted by Father C. John McCloskey in The Final Confrontation)






2 comments:

  1. I immediately think of the Middle East here, but it will not be long in coming to our country. Are we Christians ready?

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  2. Great question Barb. I suspect not many even know they should be ready. God strengthen and sustain us.you May we not be found lacking. God bless.

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