Pondering Tidbits of Truth - March 25, 2020

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.

Christine Watkins 

“For now, there is only one thing that is needed: to love God with all that we have, and to lover others as ourselves. If our day is spent in turmoil over tomorrow, our Father’s will has vanished in the clouds of worry.” 

(From Mary’s Mantle Consecration)

Father R. Garrigou-LaGrange, O.P.

"Preparation for the life of prayer depends not only on humility, but also on mortification...if our minds are preoccupied with worldly interests and affairs, and our souls agitated by too human an affection, by jealousy, by the memory of wrongs done to us by our neighbor, or by rash judgments, we shall not be able to converse with our Lord. If in the course of the day we criticize our superiors or fail in docility toward them, when evening comes we shall hardly be likely to find the presence of God in prayer. Therefore, all inordinate inclinations must be mortified so that charity may take the uncontested first place in our soul and rise spontaneously toward God in distress as well as in consolation."

(From The Three Ages of the Interior Life)

Father Gabriele Amorth

"We have the gift of the Spirit, the Eucharist, the word of God, the power of the name of Jesus, the protection of the Blessed Virgin, the intercession of the angels and saints; is it not silly to fear the vanquished?"

 (From An Exorcist Tells His Story)