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.
“…how the sea comes in through any leaky places in the hull, and little by little fills the hold of the boat. Unless it is expelled, the ship goes down ... Imitate the sailors: their hands never rest until they have baled her out thoroughly; let yours never rest from doing good. In spite of everything however, the bottom of the ship will fill with water again, because the weak points of our human nature are always there; and you will have to man the pumps again.”
(From Sermon 16)
Father Jean Nicolas Grou
"Many disorders are committed in the world; but incomparably more are committed in the secret of men's hearts that are never able to be actually committed for want of occasion and resources. Whoever could look secretly upon all that men desire, resolve, and execute in the interior of their mind would find them a thousand times more wicked than they appear outwardly."
(From The Spiritual Life-A Comprehensive Guide for Catholics Seeking Salvation)
"For whilst you give yourself up to evil, you come to consider yourself good, because you do not take the trouble to look at yourself. You reproach others and you do not take, stock of yourself. You accuse others and you do not examine yourself. You place them before your very eyes and you place yourself behind your back. So when the time comes for me to reckon with you I shall do the opposite; I will turn you around and confront you with yourself. Then you will see yourself and you will weep."
(From Sermon 17)