Quote/s of the Day – 20 April – “The Month of the Resurrection” – Feria Day, Thursday in the Second Week of Easter – 1 John 5:4-10, John 20:19-31 – Scripture search here: https://www.drbo.org/
“Who is he who overcomes the world?
but he who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God.”
1 John 5:5
“This people honours Me with their lips
but their heart is far from Me.”
“He who believes and is Baptised,
shall be saved but he who believes not,
shall be condemned.”
“Man believes with his heart
and so, he is justified.
He confesses with his lips
and so, he is saved.
In the beginning of his speech,
the just man is his own accuser,
next he gives glory to God
and thirdly, if his wisdom extends that far,
he edifies his neighbour.”
St Bernard (1090-1153)
The “Last Father”
and Mellifluous Doctor of the Church
“Get up tomorrow early in the morning
and earlier than you did today
and do the best that you can!”
St Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
“The very prince of the universe, is man;
the crowning point of man, is his heart;
of the heart, is love
and the perfection of love, is charity.
That is why the love of God is the goal,
the crowning point,
the be-all and end-all of the universe.”
(Treatise on the Love of God, Book 10, Chapter 1)
“But as a general thing,
what is the state of your heart
with regard to your neighbour?
Do you love him from your heart
and for the love of God?
In order to prove this,
you must call to mind
certain disagreeable, troublesome individuals,
for with such, it is that we practice
the love of God towards our neighbour
and still more, towards those who do us any injury,
either in word or deed.
Consider whether your heart is clear
with regard to such and whether
you have to force it to love them?
Are you slow to speak evil of your neighbour,
especially of those whom you do not like?”
Do you never injure him, either directly or indirectly?”
(Introduction to the Devout Life).
“HOW IS YOUR HEART TOWARDS GOD HIMSELF?
Do you take delight in thinking about Him? …
Imitate little children who, with one hand hold fast to their father,
while with the other, they gather strawberries
or blackberries from the hedges.
So too if you gather and handle
the goods of this world with one hand,
you must always hold fast with the other
to your Heavenly Father’s Hand
and turn toward Him, from time to time,
to see if your actions or occupations,
are pleasing to Him.”
(Introduction to the Devout Life, Part 3, Chapter 10)
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
Doctor of Charity
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