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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, July 16, 2015

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - July 16, 2015

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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.

Rev. M. Raymond, O.C.S.O.

“Do we believe that when we sin we are Pilate ordering the cross and the nails; we are Judas taking the thirty pieces of silver and kissing the Christ; we are Annas and Caiphas and the rest of the Sanhedrin urg­ing the people on to cry "Away with this Man; give unto us Barabbas!" Do we really believe that when we sin we take hammer and use it on a nail that goes through the flesh of God? Or have we, too, lost our sense of sin?

(From God, A Woman and the Way)

Saint Boniface

“Let us be neither dogs that do not bark nor silent onlookers nor paid servants who run away before the wolf. Instead let us be careful shepherds watching over Christ's flock. Let us preach -the-whole- of God's plan to the powerful and to  the humble, to rich- and to poor, to men of every rank and age, as far as God gives us the strength, in season and out of season…”

(From A Letter by Saint Boniface)

 Monsignor Cormac Burke

The person whose life is not guided by sincerity, by an habitual disposition to face up to the truth or to the demands of his conscience - however uncomfortable or hard they may be - flatly separates himself from any possibility of communicating with God.  Anyone who is afraid of looking into his conscience is afraid of looking at God. Only those who can look God in the face can really get to know him.

(From Conscience and Freedom)

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