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Become Living Love

We know how much blessing has come from the silent adoration in our churches, we know that the greatest saints and charity have been nourished by adoration of Christ, who is present, because in adoring Him they learned His love, they ate and drank His love fully and completely, and they themselves became living love. 
(Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI )

[My most recent book, I Thirst For Your Love,has been awarded a Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writers Guild,  and is available here.]

Putting Our Sufferings Into Perspective

Look often with your inward eyes on Christ Jesus, crucified, naked, blasphemed, slandered, forsaken and overwhelmed by every kind of weariness, sorrow and labor. Remember that your sufferings are not comparable to His either in quality or quantity and that you can never suffer for His sake anything equal to what he suffered for you.
(From Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Frances de Sales)

The One Reason You Are Not Now A Saint

Here is one of the most wonderful and terrifying sentences I have ever read, from William Law’s Serious Call: “If you will look into your own heart in utter honesty, you must admit that there is one and only one reason why you are not even now a saint.  You do not wholly want to be.”
(From How To Win The Culture Wars: A Christian Plan by Dr. Peter Kreeft)

They Are Looking At Your Example...

By my conduct I must advertise what it means to be a good Catholic…Good example is a kind of silent preaching…words move but examples draw. Good example is more powerful than good works. 
 (From The Way To God by Father Winfrid Herbst, S.D.S.)