Quotes — Christ (17 entries)

Christ has, is, will…

Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

— from the Roman Missal

A “mystery of faith” proclaimed in the Eucharist celebration at Mass.

« πλ | 16 Apr 2006 »

Christ is risen!

The last word of God on the human condition is not death, but life, not despair, but hope. To this hope the Church invites the men and women of today as well. She repeats to them the incredible but true proclamation: Christ is risen! Let the whole world rise with Him. Alleluia!

— Pope John Paul II

« πλ | 17 Apr 2006 »

Consume what they are selling…

We often wonder if the celebrities who advertise foods and beverages actually consume what they are selling. …This is the very question most pressing for those of us who speak for Christ.

— Dallas Willard [via]

« πλ | 30 Jun 2006 »

How can you see Christ in people?

“How can you see Christ in people?” And we only say: It is an act of faith, constantly repeated. It is an act of love, resulting from an act of faith. It is an act of hope, that we can awaken these same acts in their hearts, too, with the help of God…

— Dorothy Day, The Mystery of the Poor [via]

« πλ | 30 May 2006 »

If, Then…

If He is not risen, then our faith is in vain. If our faith is in vain, then our Homesickness is only monologue. If our Homesickness is only monologue, then my headphones have lied. Then all those evening walks downtown have been mere cardiovascular exercise. Then the late October air is not invigorating but cold. Then Autumn isn’t what I thought. Then life is meaningless.

— Jeremy Huggins [via]

« πλ | 13 Jun 2006 »

Jesus did not come to…

Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or to remove it. He came to fill it with his presence.

— Paul Claudel

« πλ | 20 Jun 2006 »

Jesus does not give recipes…

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.

— Karl Barth

« πλ | 28 Apr 2006 »

No cross, no crown…

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

— William Penn

« πλ | 19 Apr 2006 »

Not be too sure of having found…

It is my belief, that we should not be too sure of having found Christ in ourselves until we have found him also in that part of humanity that is most remote from our own.

— Thomas Merton

« πλ | 11 Nov 2006 »

Our Father is to prayer…

The Our Father is to prayer what Christ is to humanity.

— Simone Weil

« πλ | 6 Sep 2006 »

Spoken for us…

Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.

— Søren Kierkegaard

« πλ | 10 Apr 2006 »

The bread of life…

In each of our lives, Jesus comes as the bread of life—to be eaten, to be consumed by us. This is how he loves us. Then Jesus comes in our life as the hungry one, the other, hoping to be fed with the bread of our life, our hearts by loving, and our hands by serving. In loving and serving, we prove that we have been created in the likeness of God, for God is love and when we love we are like God. This is what Jesus meant when he said, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.”

— Mother Teresa [via]

« πλ | 9 Oct 2006 »

The desire to come into your heart…

Do you realize that Jesus is there in the tabernacle expressly for you—for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart…don’t listen to the demon, laugh at him, and go without fear to receive the Jesus of peace and love…

— St. Thérèse of Lisieux

« πλ | 12 Apr 2006 »

The point of convergence…

Only in Christ are all things in communion. He is the point of convergence of all hearts and beings and therefore the bridge and the shortest way from each to each.

— Hans Urs von Balthasar [via]

« πλ | 31 May 2006 »

They’re just one thing…

About Jesus Christ and the Church, I simply know they’re just one thing, and we shouldn’t complicate the matter.

— St. Joan of Arc

« πλ | 13 May 2006 »

When Jesus is near…

When Jesus is near, all is well and nothing seems difficult. When He is absent, all is hard. When Jesus does not speak within, all other comfort is empty, but if He says only a word, it brings great consolation.

— Thomas á Kempis [via]

« πλ | 6 Jul 2006 »

When we look at our world…

When we look at our world, its pain and suffering, and then at ourselves and our inability to do anything about it, we can become overwhelmed by our own helplessness and powerlessness. A good question then to ask ourselves is, ‘Who do you think you are?’ Our feelings of helplessness arise because we assume that we are the ones who should be able to effect lasting change; and we are leaving God out. But our Christian faith is faith in a God who, in Jesus, has entered into human suffering, human sinfulness, human death, and is risen again. God’s love has triumphed over evil and can transform it into good. The only thing we can change is ourselves, and the only thing in ourselves that we can change is our way of perceiving reality.

— Gerard Hughes, What is your God like?

« πλ | 12 Nov 2006 »