Quote/s of the Day – 6 May – “Mary’s Month” – Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter. Readings: First: Acts 15: 7-21; Psalm: Psalms 96: 1-2a, 2b-3, 10; Gospel: John 15: 9-1
“As the Father hath loved me,
I also have loved you.
Abide in my love.”
“You shall love the Lord your God
with ALL your heart”
than you breathe!”
St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“Choose the opposition of the whole world,
rather than offend Jesus.
Of all those who are dear to you,
let Him be your special love.
Let all things be loved,
for the sake of Jesus
but Jesus, for His own sake.”
Thomas à Kempis CRSA (1380-1471)
(Book 2 Ch 8)
“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!!”
St Lawrence of Brindisi(1559-1619)
Apostolic Doctor of the Church
“By giving yourself to God,
you not only receive Himself in exchange
but, eternal life as well!”
St Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
“If a man wants to know if
he is living a good Christian life,
therefore, all he has to do
is ask himself if he loves God
and his neighbour as himself.
… Love gives wings to his feet
and pours enthusiasm
and fervour into his heart.”