Quote/s of the Day – 9 April – Maundy Thursday, Evening Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Love, or the Name of God
“Once for all, then,
a short precept is given you –
Love and do what you will,
whether you hold your peace,
through love, hold your peace;
whether you cry out,
through love cry out;
whether you correct,
through love correct;
whether you spare,
through love do you spare.
Let the root of love be within,
of this root, can nothing spring
but what is good.”
St Augustine (354-430)
Great Western Father ad Doctor of the Church
Homily 7 on John
“He came from His royal throne,
the stern Conqueror of error
and the gentle Apostle of love.”
Saint Thierry (c 1075-1148)
“The masterpiece of Jesus Christ’s love for humanity is the Eucharist.
The Eucharist is within our reach.
We can all get close to Christ the guest and talk with Him
and perceive the warmth of His word.
The word! How it inflames the spirits!
How will the word of Christ inflame them!
We can all get to the altar when He immolates Himself and shouts at us:
Look how much I have loved and loved you!
And we can all sit at His table
and eat the bread
and drink the intoxicating wine of charity. “
Blessed Marcelo Spínola y Maestre, Cardinal-Priest (1835-1906)
“I love Him, even if it costs much,
I love Him, because, it is worth much,
I love Him, at all cost.”
Blessed Maria Teresa Fasce (1881-1947)
“If men sincerely loved one another, not merely as brothers
but as much as they love themselves, what problems would be solved!
Who can say how many evils would be abated
and how many sorrows would be assuaged?
To transform the world, it would be enough
to put into practice the first great commandment of the Gospel,
which is the commandment of charity.
Admittedly, the world would not become an earthly paradise,
for any such Utopia is an impossibility.
But, it would become a dignified dwelling place of brothers,
loving and helping one another.
“Love is the fulfilment of the law,” St Paul very truly says (Rom 13:10).
“Have charity, which is the bond of perfection” (Col 3:14).