Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his word, is the same who said, ‘You saw me hungry and you gave me no food. As you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.’ Honor him then by sharing your property with the poor. For what God needs is not golden chalices but golden souls.
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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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