“The true measure of loving God is to love Him without measure.” — St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Jesus in our Gospel today: When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done only what we were obliged to do.’
It’s hard enough to find someone who does what he’s SUPPOSED to….let alone who goes above and beyond. The latter is our call
No greater love is there than this: to lay down one’s life for his friends. Happy Veteran’s Day
Saint Caesarius of Arles: “Whenever we come to church, we must prepare our hearts to be as beautiful as we expect this church to be. Do you wish to find this basilica immaculately clean? Then do not soil your soul with the filth of sins. Do you wish this basilica to be full of light? God too wishes that your soul be not in darkness, but that the light of good works shine in us, so that he who dwells in the heavens will be glorified. Just as you enter this church building, so God wishes to enter into your soul, for he promised: I shall live in them, and I shall walk the corridors of their hearts.”
“We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.” — St. Vincent de Paul
I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.
From our first reading: “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another.” We OWE it to love one another; there is a duty, an obligation