Being together again…

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They forgot everything the minute they were together again.

~ Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

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Asking for a miracle…

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A contemporary of the Russian novelist, Dostoyevksy, whose name was Turgeniev, wrote that, “whatever a man prays for he prays for a miracle.  Every prayer,” he said, “reduces itself to this: ‘Great God, grant that twice two not be four.'”

~ Harold J. Sala
Touching God
52 Guidelines for Personal Prayer

Most widely spread vice on earth…

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“Lust is an inordinate desire of unlawful pleasures. It is a vice most widely spread in the world; one that is most violent in its attacks, most insatiable in its cravings. Hence St. Augustine says that the severest warfare which a Christian has to maintain is that in defense of chastity, for such combats are frequent, and victories rare.”

~ Venerable Louis of Granada,
The Sinner’s Guide, Chapter 32

True religion: just be nice?

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There’s a false religion in our countries today. Moralistic Therapeutic Deism: God exists, He wants us all to be nice, and your central purpose in life is to be happy and feel good about yourself.

The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher

We are all recovering, on the inside…

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When we see someone wearing a cast, we don’t hurry them along or force them to health. We do all we can to maneuver their broken bone, to work with them, to cheer for their strength and recovery. All of us wear casts: just not on the outside.

– J.S. Park