Quote of the Day – 11 May – “Mary’s Month” – Monday of the Fifth Week of Easter, Readings: Acts 14:5-18, Psalm 115:1-2.3-4.15-16, John 14:21-26.
“Whoever does not love me, does not keep my words.”
“If some rich and powerful friend were to enter your home,
you would quickly clean the entire house,
for fear something there, might offend your friend’s eyes, when he entered.
Let anyone then who is preparing his inner house for God,
cleanse away the dirt of his evil deeds.
… The Lord comes into the heart
and makes His home in one,
who truly loves God
and observes His commandments…”
St Pope Gregory the Great (540-604)
Doctor of the Church
Homilies on the Gospels no 30
“There is absolutely nothing
that gives us more peace,
or does more to make us holy,
than obeying the will of God.”
“We must offer ourselves to God
like a clean, smooth canvas
and not worry ourselves about
what God may choose to paint on it
but at each moment,
feel only, the stroke of His brush.”
Fr Jean Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751)
‘Abandonment to Divine Providence’
2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day – 11 May – Obeying God”
John and 1John preach so much to us about love for God, each other, and our neighbors.
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John the beloved. Lover of our souls.