Quote/s of the Day – 4 January – Christmas Weekday
Our First Resolution
“God desires, not death but faith.
God thirsts, not for blood but for self-surrender.
God is appeased, not by slaughter
but by the offering of your free will.”
St Peter Chrysologus (c 400-450)
Bishop, Father & Doctor of Homilies
“Lord what will Thou have me do?
Behold the true sign of a totally perfect soul –
when one has reached the point
of giving up his will so completely
that he no longer seeks,
expects or desires
to do ought
but that which God wills.”
St Bernard (1090-1153)
“For God, …
does not work in those
who refuse to place all their confidence
and hope in Him alone.
But He does impart
the fullness of His love
upon those who possess
a deep faith and hope;
for them He does great things.”
St Jerome Emiliani (1486-1537)
“More determination is required
to subdue the interior man
than to mortify the body
and to break one’s will,
than to break one’s bones.”
St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)
“What was the first rule of our dear Saviour’s life?
You know it was to do His Father’s will.
Well, then, the first purpose of our daily work
is to do the will of God;
secondly, to do it, in the manner He wills;
and thirdly, to do it, because it is His will.
We know certainly that our God
calls us to a holy life.
We know that He gives us every grace,
every abundant grace
and though, we are so weak of ourselves,
this grace is able to carry us through
every obstacle and difficulty.”
St Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821)
St Elizabeth Ann’s Memorial today – more quotes from her here:
“I will attempt, day-by-day,
to break my will into pieces.
I want to do God’s Holy Will,
not my own!”