Quote/s of the Day – 15 June – “Month of the Sacred Heart” – Readings: Second Corinthians 8: 1-9, Psalms 146: 2, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8-9a, Gospel: Matthew 5: 43-48
“But I say to you, love your enemies”
“You don’t love in your enemies
what they are
but what you would have them become,
by your prayers!”
St Augustine (354-430) Father & Doctor
“BE NOT troubled about those who are with you or against you
but take care that God be with you in everything you do.
Keep your conscience clear and God will protect you,
for the malice of man cannot harm one whom God wishes to help.
If you know how to suffer in silence,
you will undoubtedly experience God’s help.
He knows when and how to deliver you,
therefore, place yourself in His hands,
for it is a divine prerogative to help men
and free them from all distress.
… It is the humble man, whom God protects and liberates;
it is the humble, whom He loves and consoles.
To the humble, He turns and upon them bestows great grace,
that after their humiliation,
He may raise them up to glory.”
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)
“We must show love
for those who do evil to us
and pray for them.
Nothing is dearer
or more pleasing to God than this.”
St Bridget of Sweden (c 1303-1373)
“ … All men are our brothers –
not excluding even those
who hate and attack us. … ”