The living Spirit
If you want to be truly pure in soul, you must avoid passing any judgment on your neighbours as well as idle gossip about what they might have done. You should see nothing but God’s will in everyone.
I marveled at the power of life pushing the buds toward openness. I thought of how they patiently waited, waited, waited for the right moment before they could rise from their wintered tombs …
The salvation achieved in the death and resurrection of Jesus is the centre of human history, indeed of the cosmos, penetrating the farthest reaches of the aeons past, reaching out into the unknown future, the light and life of every human creature that will “receive”.
Jesus says that if we are to be his disciples, then we must take up our cross and follow him.
Love of neighbour, of fellow human beings, can never be separated from love of God.
What wondrous gift to come to such a maid, / And she unknown and all unknowing. / Yet, in that moment when the angel spoke, / The whole of human history changed its course / Because she answered yes, whilst / Pond’ring in her heart what it might mean.
Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted to this glorious Saint [Joseph] …
Daniel said, ‘If the body is strong, the soul weakens. If the body weakens, the soul is strong.’ He also said, ‘If the body is prosperous, the soul grows lean; if the body is lean, the soul grows prosperous.’
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent;
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