Monday 5 March 2007

Quotes of the Week - 2007-03-05

"Anyone who listens to Christ's words may adopt either of two possible attitudes towards them. First, he may be consistent with what he hears and put them into practice. That is to say, he may orient his entire life according to the doctrine taught by Jesus Christ, allowing it to penetrate his very being to the point that it becomes the main criterion by which all his actions are guided. Or, second, he may prefer to be inconsistent, and be reluctant and unwilling to put them into practice. He will believe in Christ's words but only with the intellect, as if they were merely the object of a purely intellectual knowledge that will not in any way be allowed to influence his life In fact, he may actually be guided in his behaviour by criteria that are independent of Christ's words. or that are sometimes even directly contrary to his teachings."
- Federico Suarez
-The Afterlife - Death, Judgement, Heaven, Hell p.6

"The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it."
- Leo Rosten

"My Lord and my God, take from me everything that distances me from you.
My Lord and my God, give me everything that brings me closer to you
My Lord and my God, detach me from myself to give my all to you."
-Catechism #226

"Help me to cry: Jesus, souls! Apostolic souls! They are for you, for your glory.
You'll see how in the end he will hear us."
-St. Josemaria Escriva
-The Way #804

To see my big list of quotes gleaned over the year's.

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