Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blessed Mother Teresa on The Joy of Living

" Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Every one should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile."
"We are carriers of God's love."
" Today God loves the world through us. Especially in times like these when people are trying to make God 'was', it is you and I, by our love, by the purity of our lives, by our compassion, who prove to the world that God 'is'."
"Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance."
"Is my heart so clean that I can see the face of God in my brother, my sister who is that black one, that white one, that naked one, that one suffering from leprosy, that dying one?" "See how nature -- trees and flowers and grass -- grow in silence. See the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move in silence. The more we receive in silent prayer, the more we can give in our active life."
Blessed Mother Teresa (1910-1997), quoted from "The Joy of Living"

Monday, September 29, 2008

Karl Rahner on Faith and Grace

"...grace is always and everywhere at work...the mystery of God communicating himself in love..." The Practice of Faith

"...we always, even in the midst of everyday life, extend beyond ourselves and the specific thing with which we are now concerned, we might say that mysticism occurs in the midst of everyday life, but it is hidden and undeclared..." The Practice of Faith

"...all things, heaven and earth, the realm of the material and of the spiritual, are the creation of one and the same God...spirit and matter have more in common than they have differentiating them." Foundations of Christian Faith

" pour forth the love which God is. That is the first and the last of God's real plans and hence of God's real world too. Everything else exists so that this one thing might be: the eternal miracle of infinite love."

Karl Rahner (1904-1984) is considered the greatest theologian of the 20th century  

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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