Wonder & Whimsy: Anne Bogel is in good company…

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…

G. K. Chesterton…

“We are in Eden still; only our eyes have changed.”

Heraclitus…

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

Anne Bogel…

“…if my real life reminds me of something I read in a book, I’m reading well — and I’m probably living well too.” (I’d Rather Be Reading)

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)

Wonder & Whimsy: love means responsibility

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…

Understanding in God’s timing…

“Today we understanding the sacred word what we did not know yesterday; tomorrow we will understand what we do not know today. God has graciously disposed this so that every day we many be nourished.” – St. Gregory the Great

Love means responsibility…

“Love divorced from a feeling of responsibility for the person is a negation of itself, is always and necessarily egoism. The greater the feeling of responsibility for the person the more true love there is.” – St. John Paul II (Love & Responsibility)

Remembering eternity…

“It is the memory of time that makes us old; remembering eternity makes us young again.” – Stratford Caldecott (Beauty in the Word)