This is how you pray continually—not by offering prayer in words, but by joining yourself to God through your whole way of life, so that your life becomes one continuous and uninterrupted prayer.
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Thoughtful men, with hearts craving the truth, have come to seek in the Catholic Church the road which leads with surety to eternal life. They have understood that they could not cleave to Jesus Christ as the Head of the Church if they did not belong to the Body of Jesus Christ which is the Church. Nor could they ever hope to possess in all its purity the faith of Jesus Christ if they were to reject its legitimate teaching authority entrusted to Peter and his successors.
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The saying: ‘I was hungry and thirsty’ was not given for one single occasion or meant for just one day; it sets out the whole course of life. To feed Christ, then, or to give Him drink, or clothes, or whatever else is mentioned, is not something done once and once alone, it is something our Lord and God has told us He receives from His servants through all and in all.
— St Symeon the New Theologian
The only wisdom we can hope to acquire
Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.
— T. S. Eliot, East Coker (via triadic
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Love overcomes, love delights, those who love the Sacred Heart rejoice.
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They are always asking a writer why he does not write like somebody else, or a painter why he does not paint like somebody else, quite oblivious of the fact that if either of them did anything of the kind he would cease to be an artist.
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Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality. No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being unless he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized but yet ought to be actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and of what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.
— Viktor Frankl
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