Quote/s of the Day – 9 January – “Speaking of Conversion”
“Do not have Jesus Christ on your lips
and the world in your heart.”
“We recognise a tree by its fruit
and we ought to be able to recognise
a Christian by his action.
The fruit of faith should be evident in our lives,
for being a Christian is more than making
sound professions of faith.
It should reveal itself in practical and visible ways.
Indeed it is better to keep quiet about our beliefs
and live them out,
than to talk eloquently about what we believe
but fail to live by it.”
“It is not that I want merely
to be called a Christian
but to actually BE ONE.
Yes, If I prove to be one,
then I can have the name!”
“Wherever the bishop shall appear,
there let the multitude also be;
even as, wherever Jesus Christ is,
there is the Catholic Church.”
St Ignatius of Antioch (37-105) Bishop & Martyr
“God loves each of us
as if there were
only one of us.”
St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor of the Church
“Without the Way, there is no going,
Without the Truth, there is no knowing,
Without the Life, there is no living.”
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) The Imitation of Christ
“Belief is a wise wager.
Granted that faith cannot be proved,
what harm will come to you if you gamble
on its truth and it proves false?
If you gain, you gain all;
if you lose, you lose nothing.
Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.“
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian
“The Catholic Church is the only thing
which saves a man from the degrading slavery
of being a child of his age”
“To become a Catholic is
not to leave off thinking
but to learn how to think.”
G K Chesterton (1874-1936)
“Holiness cannot be bought.
Neither can it be earned by human strength.
No, “the simple holiness of all Christians,
ours – the kind we are called to every day,
can only be attained with the help
of four essential elements:
courage, hope, grace and conversion.”