This week we continue a new feature that brings together some of the best know and most inspiration quotes from the saints of the Church. Idea: copy and paste these to include in your parish bulletin. Seven quotes for the next seven days. Another seven next week.
‘Jesus does not demand great actions from us but simply surrender and gratitude’. St Therese, Story of a Soul, 188.
‘And I see clearly…that God desires that if we are going to please him and receive his great favours, we must do so through the most sacred humanity of Christ, in whom he takes his delight…we must enter by this gate…on this road you walk safely. This Lord of ours is the one through whom all blessings come to us’. St Teresa of Avila, Life, 22.6-7.
‘If you are joyful, look at Him as risen. If you are experiencing trials or are sad, behold Him on the way to the garden’. St Teresa, The Way of Perfection, 26.4-5.
‘God does not place his grace and love in the soul except according to its desire and love’. St John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, 13.12.
'At the incarnation, Jesus ‘took on our human nature and elevated it in the beauty of God, and consequently all creatures, since in human nature he was united with them all’. St John of the Cross, Spiritual Canticle, 5.4.
‘The heart has reasons that reason doesn’t know’ . Blaise Pascal, Pensées 26.
‘The heart is our hidden centre, beyond the grasp of our reason and of others. Only the Spirit of God can fathom the human heart and know it fully’. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2563.