St. Gregory the Great’s homilies drew massive crowds as they used rich anecdotes and practical metaphors.
God’s positive will: What God wants.
God’s permissive will: What God allows.
Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received … but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrific, and courage.
— St. Francis
people are hungry,
and one good word is bread
for a thousand
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew in me a steadfast spirit.
I want nothing to do with natural foods. At my age I need all of the preservatives I can get.
Max died this morning at 2:05 AM. His heart broke and so did ours. We will miss you Max,
Discipline & moderation
The preacher is not an apologist, not a professor, not a lecturer. He is a herald, an instrument announcing the salvation that God has decreed for men who accept it.
The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton