(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "You must speak to Jesus, not only with your lips, but also with your heart; actually, on certain occasions, you should speak with only your heart." — St. Padre Pio

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pondering Tidbits of Truth - May 18, 2017

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)
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.

Juan Donoso Cortes

"Those who pray do more for the world than those who fight, and if the world is going from bad to worse, it is because there are more battles than prayers."

(From The Soul of the Apostolate)

Blessed Henry Suso, O.P.

[Jesus speaking] "Sometimes a clear eye is as quickly blinded by flour as by gray ashes. Could the presence of any human being be more harmless than My presence among by beloved disciples? There were no unnecessary words, no unrestrained gestures, no conversations which began with spiritual topics, and end in useless babbling. True earnestness and complete, absolute truth dominated all our intercourse. Yet, my bodily presence had to be withdrawn in order to prepare the disciples to receive the Spirit. How great an obstacle, therefore, can human presence be. Before men are led into themselves by one person, they are drawn outward by thousands; before they are once taught with doctrine, they are many times confused by bad example."

(From Little Book of Eternal Wisdom)

Brother Lawrence

"I know that for the right practice of it [the presence of God] the heart must be empty of all other things, because God will possess the heart alone; and as He cannot possess it alone without empyting it of all besides, so neither can He act there, and do in it what He pleases, unless it be left vacant for Him." 

(From The Practice of the Presence of God)

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