Quote/s of the Day – 19 July – Friday of the Fifteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Matthew 12:1-8
“I desire mercy, not sacrifice” … Matthew 12:7
”If our heart is closed,
if our heart is made of stone,
then the stones will end up
in our hands and, then,
we will be ready
to throw them at someone.”
“Think of your own history when you pray
and there you will find much mercy.
This will also increase your awareness
that the Lord is ever mindful of you,
He never forgets you.
So it makes sense to ask Him,
to shed light on the smallest details of your life,
for He sees them all.”
Gaudete et Exsultate
“Christianity is not an ideal to follow,
a philosophy to adhere to,
or a moral to be applied
but is an encounter with Jesus Christ,
that makes us recognise,
in the flesh of brothers and sisters,
His very presence.”
“So let me ask you:
Are there moments when you place yourself quietly i
n the Lord’s presence, when you calmly spend time
with Him, when you bask in His gaze?
Do you let His fire inflame your heart?
Unless you let Him warm you, more and more,
with His love and tenderness,
you will not catch fire.
How will you then be able to,
set the hearts of others on fire,
by your words and witness?”
General audience, 13 April 2016