Pondering Tidbits of Truth - April 19, 2018

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. Teresa of Avila

“The  excessive multiplication of vocal prayers (even aside from time of mental prayer) can likewise impede growth. There are people who get into a set habit of adding litany upon litany, devotion upon devotion, to the point where they leave little or no time for God to give what He wants to give. They do not understand contemplation, and they think that unless they are vocalizing, they are not praying.” 

(From Fire Within)

 David Torkington

“… no matter how great a teacher or preacher you may be, no matter how good you may be at explaining the faith to others, if you do not embody what or whom you are speaking about, you will fail. And, worse than that, you will positively give scandal as hypocrites always do."

(From Wisdom From the Christian Mystics

St. Anthony Mary Claret

"I can  never suffer enough to pay a fair price for gaining God; for though I suffered all imaginable pains for a thousand years, this would be nothing in comparison with that Good." 

                                                                (From The Golden Key)