Quote/s of the Day – 7 July – The Memorial of St Lawrence of Brindisi OFM Cap (1559-1619) Confessor, The “Franciscan Renaissance Man,” Priest
“For Him all things were created
and to Him, all things must be subject
and God loves all creature,
in and because of Christ.”
“My dear souls, let us recognise, I pray you,
Christ’s infinite charity towards us
in the institution of this Sacrament of the Eucharist.
In order that our love be a spiritual love,
He wills a new heart, a new love, a new spirit for us.
It is not with a carnal heart but with a spiritual one,
that Christ has loved us with a gratuitous love,
a supreme and most ardent love,
by way of pure grace and charity.
Ah! One needs to love Him back
with one’s whole, whole, whole,
living, living, living
and true, true, true heart!”
“All things are possible for him who believes,
more to him who hopes,
even more to him who loves.”
“Oh, if we were to consider this reality!
In other words that God is truly present to us,
when we speak to Him in prayer;
that He truly listens to our prayers,
even if we pray only with our hearts and minds.
And that not only is He present
and hears us, indeed, He willingly
and with the greatest of pleasure,
wishes to grant our requests”.