Quote/s of the Day – 8 February – The Memorial of St John of Matha (1160-1213) Confessor – Sirach 31:8-11, Matthew 12:35-40
“Open the door to him, at once,
when he comes and knocks.”
“I am the Light of the world;
he who follows me will not walk in darkness
but will have the light of life.”
“I am the door.
Whoever enters through me
will be saved….”
“I am the way
and the truth
and the life.
No-one comes to the Father
except through me.
If you know me,
then you will also know my Father.
From now on,
you do know him
and have seen him.”
“Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice
and opens the door,
[then] I will enter his house
and dine with him and he with me.”
“Let your door stand open
to receive Him,
unlock your soul to Him,
offer Him a welcome in your mind
and then you will see
the riches of simplicity,
the treasures of peace,
the joy of grace.
Throw wide the gate of your heart,
stand before the Sun
of the everlasting Light.”
St Ambrose (c 340-397)
Father and Doctor of the Church
Who is the Track of the runners
and the Reward of the winners,
lead and guide you along it –
He, Christ Jesus!”
Bl Guerric of Igny O.Cist (c 1080-1157)
“Christ is both the way and the door.
Christ is the staircase and the vehicle …”
St Bonaventure (1221-1274)
“ He who finds Jesus, finds a rare treasure,
indeed, a good above every good,
whereas he who loses Him,
loses more than the whole world.
The man who lives without Jesus,
is the poorest of the poor,
whereas no-one is so rich,
as the man who lives in His grace.
… Let all things be loved, for the sake of Jesus
but Jesus, for His own sake.”