Pondering Tidbits of Truth - November 3, 2016

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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.

Venerable Fulton J Sheen 

"As a man must be born before he can begin to lead his physical life, so he must be born to lead a Divine Life. That birth occurs in the Sacrament of Baptism. To survive, he must be nourished by Divine Life; that is done in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist."

(From Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association)

Vatican Council II

“One of the gravest errors of our time is the dichotomy between the faith which many profess and the practice of their daily lives…The Christian who shirks his temporal duties shirks his duties towards his neighbor, neglects God Himself, and endangers his eternal salvation. Let Christians follow the example of Christ who worked as a craftsman; let them be proud of the opportunity to carry out their earthly activity  in such a way as to integrate human, domestic, professional, scientific and ethical enterprises with religious values, under whose supreme direction all things are ordered to the glory of God.”

(From Gaudium et spes)

St. John Paul II

"Humanity is loved by God! This very simple yet profound proclamation is owed to humanity by the Church. Each Christian's words and life must make this proclamation resound."

(From Apostolic Exhortation, Christifedeles laici)