Quotes for February 2006

Something of which we are a part…

· 28 February 2006

To many moderns, [love] is something that is only a part of us rather than something of which we are a part.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | Love »

Our destiny is to be…

· 27 February 2006

Our destiny is to be so intimately united with God that, as the mystics say, we not only see God’s face but also see with God’s face.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | God »

God’s love is as objective as light…

· 26 February 2006

God’s love is as objective as light. Because the sun in a sense is light, or the source of light rather than being lit, it really gives its light to the earth. And because the earth really receives light from the sun, it is really transformed every morning from darkness to light. Just as objectively, because God is love, God really gives love to us. And because we receive real life-changing love from God, we are really transformed from darkness to light.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | God, Love »

If we turn to the divine Conductor…

· 25 February 2006

If we turn to the divine Conductor and follow the wise and loving baton that is His will, His Word, then the music of our life will be a symphony.

— Peter Kreeft, The God Who Loves You

« πλ | God »

He who loves the most…

· 24 February 2006

He who loves the most is always the weakest. He who loves the least is always the strongest.

— Author unknown

« πλ | Love »

The proof of love is…

· 23 February 2006

The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.

— St. Gregory the Great [via]

« πλ | Love »


· 22 February 2006

Behold God beholding you…and smiling.

— Anthony de Mello [via]

Behold = ‘survey with still enjoyment’

« πλ | God »

On a journey home…

· 21 February 2006

We are not citizens of this world trying to make our way to heaven; we are citizens of heaven trying to make our way through this world … we live as those who are on a journey home; a home we know will have the lights on and the door open and our Father waiting for us when we arrive. That means in all adversity our worship of God is joyful, our life is hopeful, our future is secure. There is nothing we can lose on earth that can rob us of the treasures God has given us and will give us.

— The Landisfarne [via]

« πλ | Attitude, Heaven »

Natural causes…

· 20 February 2006

As created by God, you might say, Nature comes well stocked with natural causes.

Tom Kreitzburg

« πλ | Existence »

Keep a clear eye toward…

· 19 February 2006

Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you are in His sight is what you are and nothing more.

Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received…but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage.

— St. Francis of Assisi, “Letters to Rulers of People” [via]

« πλ | Death »

Here is a letter God sends you…

· 18 February 2006

Take the Gospel in hand. Here is a letter God sends you in friendship today. Let no person, no pretext, stop you from listening to this Word, from joining in this intimate conversation.

— Servias Pinckaers [via]

« πλ | God, Scripture »

I feel like an exile…

· 17 February 2006

The older I get, the more I feel like an exile, that I don’t belong here. And I don’t. I was made for heaven, and my heart is longing for it.

— Fr. John Corapi [via]

« πλ | Heaven, Longing »

Everything is noble if…

· 16 February 2006

Everything is noble if it is done for the greater glory of God.

Jeff Pioquinto

« πλ | Attitude »

Rejection imprisons…

· 15 February 2006

Rejection imprisons but love and understanding nurture.

— Author unknown [via]

« πλ | Hope »

The first duty of love…

· 14 February 2006

The first duty of love is to listen.

— Paul Tillich [via]

« πλ | Love »

Hell is…

· 13 February 2006

Hell is God’s great compliment to the reality of human freedom and the dignity of human choice.

— G.K. Chesterton [via]

« πλ | Heaven, Hell »

Where courage is missing…

· 12 February 2006

Where courage is missing, no other virtue can survive except by accident.

— Sam Johnson

« πλ | Virtue »

Charged with the grandeur of God…

· 11 February 2006

The world is charged with the grandeur of God.

— Gerard Manley Hopkins

« πλ | Miracle »

If you believe what you like in…

· 10 February 2006

If you believe what you like in the Gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.

— St. Augustine [via]

« πλ | Religion »

The most beautiful thing…

· 9 February 2006

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.

— Albert Einstein

« πλ | Mystery »

I understand that it brings…

· 8 February 2006

Of course I don’t believe in it [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall]. But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.

— Niels Bohr [via]

Jesus loves you whether you believe in him or not.

« πλ | Doubt, Faith »

Man is born broken…

· 7 February 2006

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue!

— Eugene O’Neill

« πλ | Existence, Grace »

Acceptance has become…

· 6 February 2006

Before we can change anything in our life, we have to recognize that this is the way it is meant to be right now. For me, acceptance has become what I call the long sigh of the soul. It’s the closed eyes in prayer, perhaps even the quiet tears. It’s “all right,” as in “All right, You lead, I’ll follow.” And it’s “all right” as in “Everything is going to turn out all right.” This is simply part of the journey…

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

« πλ | Attitude, Faith »

If one’s careful study…

· 5 February 2006

If one’s careful study of the facts shows that the Catholic Church is correct about Jesus—his life, teachings, death, and Resurrection—then why not give the Church the benefit of the doubt and carefully study her reasons for rejecting contraception, homosexual acts, and women’s ordination?

— Carl Olson [via]

« πλ | Religion »

There will come a time…

· 4 February 2006

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.

— Louis L’Amour

« πλ | Death, Hope »

The proclivity to say…

· 3 February 2006

Original sin is the proclivity to say “my will be done” instead of “thy will be done.”

— Peter Kreeft

« πλ | Sin »


· 2 February 2006

Christ by his in-carnation in-corporated or in-bodied humanity in-to his divinity, so that we are in-corporated into his body, his divinity is in-corporated into our humanity.

— Peter Kreeft, Making Sense Out of Suffering

« πλ | Why »

The cardinal problem of human life…

· 1 February 2006

For wise men of old, the cardinal problem of human life was how to conform the soul to objective reality, and the solution was wisdom, self-discipline, and virtue. For the modern mind, the cardinal problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of man, and the solution is a technique.

— C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

« πλ | Attitude »