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. John Paul II
“Yes, dear friends, Christ loves us, and He loves us forever! He loves us even when we disappoint Him, when we fail to meet His expectations for us. He never fails to embrace us in His mercy. How can we not be grateful to this God who has redeemed us, going so far as to accept the foolishness of the Cross? To God who has come to be at our side and has stayed with us to the end?”
(World Youth Day August 20, 200 - Rome, Italy)
Father Jacques Philippe
“We can’t transform ourselves or effect our own conversion: only God’s grace can reach the extremity of our weakness. In faithfulness to the gospel – and also that we don’t weigh down others with a burden we can’t carry ourselves – we must understand that Christianity is not a religion of human effort but of grace. That doesn’t mean we should do nothing, but we should see our efforts in context. We strive not to exercise human power but to open ourselves to grace. And an essential condition for opening ourselves to the grace of the Holy Spirit is to be free of all forms of pride, so as to become little and humble before God.”
(From Fire & Light – Learning to Receive The Gift of God)
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
“If the love of Christ lives in us, then we do as He did and seek after the lost sheep. Natural love seeks to possess the beloved entirely and as far as possible not to share Him. Christ came to win back lost mankind for the Father; whoever loves with His love will want people for God and not for himself.
(From The Mystery of Christmas)