Pondering Tidbits of Truth - July 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.

(Photo©Michael Seagriff)

St. Francis de Sales

“Kiss frequently the crosses which the Lord sends you, and with all your heart, without regarding of what sort they may be; for the more vile and mean they are, the more they deserve their name. The merit of crosses does not consist in their weight, but in the manner in which they are borne…” 

(From A Year With The Saints - - A Virtue For Every Month of The Year)

 David Torkington

"Peter explained that God’s love, like all love, can only be received by those who are open to receive it, for love of its very nature cannot be forced on anyone. His love therefore, can only be received by those who have a pure and humble heart. That is why God seems to choose people who we would think are unfit for purpose because of human weaknesses of one sort or another. Yet it is precisely their human weakness that gives them the inner humility of heart that enables the love of God to do in them, and through them, what could not be done in others." 
(From Wisdom From The Christian Mystics - How To Pray The Christian Way)

St Paul of the Cross

"Build an oratory within yourself, and there have Jesus on the altar of your heart. Speak to Him often while you are doing your work. Speak to Him of His holy love, of His holy sufferings and of the sorrows of most holy Mary." 

                               (From Words and Quotes of St. Paul of the Cross)