"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, November 24, 2010
Some maxims I like.
You must be willing, for the love of God, to suffer all things, namely: labors and sorrows, temptations and vexations, anxieties, necessities, sickness, injuries, detractions, reprehensions, humiliations, confusion, correction, and contempt. - [James 1.2.] Imitation, Bk. III, Chp. 35:2
You will find all that in a manner lost, which you have placed in men apart from Jesus. - Imitation, Bk. II, Chp. 7:2
You will soon be deceived if you only regard the outward show of men. - Imitation, Bk. II, Chp. 7:3
"Discover not thy heart to every one." - Ecclus, VIII, 22
“He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.” - Italian Proverb
John of the Cross tells us flattery and vain praise frequently involves deception and vanity, as Isaias warns: 'My people, whoever praises you deceives you.' - [Is. 3:12] - Ascent, Bk. III: 22, 2