Quote/s of the Day – 5 February – Septuagesima Sunday – Preparing to Prepare
“Prepare the way of the Lord
make His paths straight” …
“There is still time for endurance,
time for patience,
time for healing,
time for change.
Have you slipped?
Have you sinned?
Do not stand among sinners
but leap aside!”
St Basil the Great (329-379)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“Then the righteous shall shine like the sun
in the Kingdom of their Father.”
“So from now on, run well (cf. Gal 5:7)
and may the devil not bewitch you (cf. Gal 3:1)
nor hinder you! …
May mercy, peace, charity,
freedom from envy,
from jealousy and ostentation
come upon you, docility, friendly speech,
towards each other, humility.”
St Theodore the Studite (759-826)
My Lord Jesus Christ,
You have made this journey
to die for me, with love unutterable
and I have so many times unworthily abandoned You
but now I love You with my whole heart
and because I love You,
I repent sincerely for having ever offended You.
Pardon me, my God
and permit me to accompany You on this journey.
You go to die for love of me,
I wish also, my beloved Redeemer,
to die for love of Thee.
My Jesus, I will live
and die always united to You.”
By St Alphonsus de Liguori (1696-1787)
Most Zealous Doctor of the Church
“Each and everyone of us,
at the end of the journey of life,
will come, face to face
with either one,
or the other
of two faces…
And one of them,
merciful face of Christ
miserable face of Satan,
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