Quotes of the Day – 14 December – The Memorial of St John of the Cross (1542-1591) Doctor of the Church
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road
he treads on, he must close his eyes
and walk in the dark.”
“The road is narrow.
He who wishes to travel it more easily
must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane.
In other words, he must be truly resolved
to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things.”
“Live in the world,
as if only God and your soul were in it,
then your heart will never be made captive,
by any earthly thing.”
“We must dig deeply in Christ.
He is like a rich mine
with many pockets containing treasures –
however deep we dig,
we will never find their end or their limit.
Indeed, in every pocket new seams of fresh riches
are discovered on all sides.”
“At the end of your life,
you will be judged by your love.”
“Now that I no longer desire all,
I have it all, without desire.”