Pondering Tidbits of Truth - July 11, 2019

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

“God does not love us because we are lovely or loveable; His love exists not on account of our character, but on account of His. Our highest experience is responsive, not initiative. And so, it is only because we are loved by Him that we are loveable.”  

(From Rejoice)

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

"Each of you knows that the foundation of our faith is charity. Without it, our religion would crumble. We will never be truly Catholic unless we conform our entire lives to the two commandments that are the essence of the Catholic faith: to love the Lord, our God, with all our strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves." 

(From The Saints' Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings)

 St. Faustina Kowalska

"For there are three ways of performing an act of mercy: the merciful word, by forgiving and by comforting; secondly, if you can offer no word, then pray—that too is mercy; and thirdly, deeds of mercy."  

(From The Diary of St. Faustina Kowalska)