“It is not for us to destroy what God has given to us. Please, please let your mind and your will become the mind and will of God. You have the power to bring war into the world or to build peace. Please choose the way of peace.”

–from Advent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

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“You will not see anyone who is truly striving after his spiritual advancement who is not given to spiritual reading.”

— St. Athanasius of Alexandria

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“For us Christians, the first virtue of godliness is to honor our parents—to pay back the troubles of those who bore us, and to give them whatever comforts we can with all our strength. For if we repaid them as much as possible, we could still never pay them back for their gift of life. Then they will enjoy the comfort we provide, . . . And then won’t our Father in heaven accept our good intentions, and judge us worthy to ‘shine like the sun in the Kingdom of our Father’ (Matthew 13:43)?”

— St. Cyril of Jerusalem

 

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