Blessed Ordinary Time! These days of Ordinary Time are days of “counting” after Pentecost, days that allow the the Pentecostal flood of God to envelop the whole earth, through us.
I’ll be back in a few weeks.
May all of us Spirit-bearing Temples flood our divided, caustic, bleeding world with the unifying, kind, cauterizing love of Christ that alone saves and, in the End, judges all.
Or may we repent for our refusal to breach the Dams we have created within ourselves and in our Church.
Wisdom, let us attend…
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He who busies himself with the sins of others, or judges his brother on suspicion, has not yet even begun to repent or to examine himself so as to discover his own sins. ― St. Maximos the Confessor
Act in a way that all those who come in contact with you will go away joyful. — St. Faustina
You go to pray to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat. — St Josemaria Escriva
Virtues are formed by prayer. Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents passions of pride and envy. Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven. — St. Ephraim of Syria
There is your brother, naked and crying! And you stand confused over choice of floor covering. — St. Ambrose
For love does not seek its own,
it labors, sweats, watches to build up the brother:
nothing is inconvenient to love,
and by the help of God it turns the impossible into the possible.
Love believes and hopes.
It is ashamed of nothing.
Without it, what is the use of prayer?
What use are hymns and singing?
What is the use of building and adorning churches?
What is mortification of the flesh if the neighbor is not loved?
Indeed, all are of no consequence
No good deed can be alive without true love,
but is only the pretense of a good deed. — St Tikhon of Zadonsk