Quote/s of the Day – 11 December – Saturday of the Second week of Advent
“Let us become like Christ,
since Christ became like us.
He assumed the worse,
that He might give us the better;
He became poor,
that we through His poverty,
might be rich.”
St Gregory of Nazianzen (330-390)
Father and Doctor of the Church
“Those who refuse to be humble cannot be saved.
They cannot say with the prophet:
See, God comes to my aid;
the Lord is the helper of my soul.
But anyone who makes himself humble,
like a little child,
is greater in the kingdom of heaven.”
St Bede the Venerable (673-735)
“Let all your desires then be,
directed toward Him,
the Infinite One,
the Giver of all Good.”
Bl Jacopone da Todi (1230-1306)
“Who could ever soften this heart of mine
but YOU alone O Lord!”
St Francis Borgia (1510-1572)
“Unreasoning and stupid
that you look for God where He is not!
Listen and be filled with awe –
God is in our hearts, I know it.
God lives in the human heart
when this heart lives withdrawn
from all that is not Him,
when this heart heeds God’s knock
at it’s door (Rv 3,20) and,
sweeping and cleaning all its rooms,
makes itself ready to welcome Him
who alone truly satisfies.”
St Raphael Arnaiz Baron (1911-1938)
Spanish Trappist monk (Spiritual writings)