Wonder & Whimsy: prayer and purity

A weekly curation of quotations I come across in my reading life (or on random condiment jars) — from the inspirational to the miscellaneous. Perhaps one inspires you or catches your fancy too…

Our fulcrum and lever…

“Our fulcrum is God: our lever prayer — prayer which burns with love. With that we can lift the world.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

Authenticity is overrated…

“‘Authenticity’ of feeling is quite often inimical to truth in behavior.” – St. John Paul II (Love & Responsibility)

Detaching…

“Fasting detaches you from this world…prayer reattaches you to the next world.” – Venerable Fulton Sheen

Being undivided…

“To be pure is to be simple, in the sense of undivided. For every sin sets part of me against the rest. Impurity involves a loss of integrity, of integration; it is a dissonance, a crack in the mirror of the soul.” – Stratford Caldecott (Beauty in the Word)

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