Quote/s of the Day – 27 July – Saturday of the Sixteenth week in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: 13:24-30
“Speaking of: Temptation”
‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field?
How then has it weeds?’
“As we do battle and fight, in the contest of faith,
God, His angels and Christ Himself, watch us.
How exalted is the glory,
how great the joy of engaging in a contest with God presiding,
of receiving a crown,
with Christ as judge.”
St Cyprian of Carthage (200-258)
Bishop, Martyr, Father of the Church
“The dragon sits by the side of the road,
watching those who pass.
Beware lest he devour you.
We go to the Father of Souls
but it is necessary to pass by the dragon.”
Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (315-387)
Father & Doctor of the Church
“So let us not be afraid of temptations.
Rather, let us glory in them saying:
“When I am weak, then am I strong.”
[2 Cor. 12:10]”
St Ambrose (339-397 AD)
Doctor of the Church
“He could have kept the devil from Himself
but if He were not tempted,
He could not teach you
how to triumph over temptation.”
Saint Augustine (354-430)
Bishop and Great Western Father
and Doctor of the Church
“Three things are absolutely
necessary against temptation –
prayer to enlighten us,
the sacraments to strengthen us
and vigilance to preserve us.
Happy are souls that are tempted!
It is when the devil discerns
that a soul is tending towards
union with God
that he redoubles his rage!”
St John Marie Vianney (1786-1859)
“God will never permit anything,
to happen to us, that is not for our greater good.”
“The storms that are raging around you,
will turn out to be for God’s glory,
your own merit
and the good of many souls.”
“We have close to us, an angelic spirit,
who never leaves us for an instant,
from the cradle to the grave,
who guides and protects us,
like a friend or a brother.”