My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.
“When violence and suffering threaten to overwhelm us, we must pray for the grace to be such beacons of hope and goodness in a fallen world. By working to restore hope through the daily choice to forgive and live in love, we take a bold stand against the culture of death.”
-from Faith Under Fire
“I was sure that it was better for me to give myself up to your love than to give in to my own desires. However, although the one way appealed to me and was gaining mastery, the other still afforded me pleasure and kept me victim. I had no answer to give to you when you said to me, ‘Rise, you who sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ will enlighten you.’ When on all sides you showed me that your words were true, and I was overcome by your truth, I had no answer whatsoever to make, but only those slow and drowsy words, ‘Right away. Yes, right away.’ ‘Let me be for a little while.’ But ‘Right away—right away’ was never right now, and ‘Let me be for a little while’ stretched out for a long time.”
— St. Augustine