Pondering Tidbits of Truth - August 25, 2106

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. Josemaria Escriva

“This and no other is the end of the Church: the salvation of souls, one by one. For this the Father sent the Son. And, Jesus said, ‘even so I send you’ (John 20:21). From this rises the command to make His doctrine known and to baptize, so that the Most Blessed Trinity may reside in the soul, through grace.” 

(From In Love With the Church)

St. John Paul II

“The prudent person is not, as is so often believed, the man who shrewdly knows how to make his way in the world and make the most of it for himself. He is, rather, the one who manages to construct the role of his life in accordance with the voice of a right conscience and the demands of sound morals.

We can then see that prudence is the keystone by which we each accomplish the fundamental task we have been given by God. This task is the perfection of man himself [holiness].”

(From October 25, 1978 Address)

Venerable Fulton J. Sheen

“Our choice […] is to be made among three dogmas: Whether man is a tool of the State, as the totalitarian believes; or whether man is an animal, as the secularist tradition of the Western World-including too many Americans – believe; or whether man is a creature made to the image and likeness of God, as the Christian believes.”

(From The Crisis In Christendom)