Sparkling Diamonds of Wisdom

“I urge you to ask the question: ‘How will I respond if I am forced to choose between my conscience and my livelihood?’” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver says we need to prepare for tough times.

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To get us started with prayer, Cardinal Hume tells us to “remember you are trying to get in touch with a Person, and that Person is God – Father, Son or Holy Spirit. He is wanting to get in touch with you.” Furthermore, he said, “always think of God as your lover.

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Padre Pio

“Walk cheerfully and with a sincere and open heart as much as you can, and when you cannot always maintain this holy joy ……. at least do not lose your trust in God!”

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The Lutheran pastor and humorist Hans Fiene recently remarked “the most obnoxious Protestants in the world are liberal boomer Catholics.”

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C.S. Lewis

“It does not matter how small the sins are provided that their cumulative effect is to edge one away from the light and out into the nothing.”

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“Go to a cemetery and see if you can discern among them who has been rich and who has been poor” St. Ambrose of Milan

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Suffering is the very best gift He has to give us. He gives it only to His chosen friends. (St Therese of Lisieux)

I have been collecting bits and pieces online from a multitude of sources. I thought I could share them in the hope they inspire you.

Augustine