"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Various texts against Vainglory.
St. Paul warns us, "Do not be eager for praise" [Gal. 5:26] and the Lord in rebuking the Pharisees says, "How could you believe, you who accept praise from each other, and do not seek the glory which comes from God alone?" [Jn. 5:44] The holy David also says threateningly, "God has scattered the bones of those who set out to please men". [Ps. 52/ 3:6] - Monastic Institutes