Pondering Tidbits of Truth - November 30, 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

St. Thomas Aquinas

"To say that someone is full of mercy is like saying his heart is full of woe. He experiences the miseries of another with the same force and sadness as if they were His own. He makes His best effort to remedy the problem because it has become His problem. This is the effect of mercy. Of course, God does not become saddened by thus making His own the miseries of His creatures. Yet He does work to remedy those problems, those defects, because to act in this way does correspond to His Divine nature."

(From Summa Theologiae, 1, q. 21, a.3)

St. Josemaria Escriva

"Be a Eucharistic soul! If the center around which your thoughts and hopes turn is the Tabernacle, then my child, how abundant the fruits of sanctity and apostolate will be!"

(From The Forge)

St. Alphonsus Liguori

"Why are the prayers of Mary so highly regarded by God? Let us remember that the prayers of the saints are the prayers of His servants. But the prayers of Mary are the prayers of His Mother. This is the reason for their efficacy and authority. Since Jesus has an incredible love for His Mother, He responds to her every request..."

(From Abbreviated Sermons, 48)