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“The one who served by washing feet would soon thereafter give himself as food and drink and tell us to do this in his memory. This humble service is tied to and gives meaning to his actions at the table, and his later loving action on the cross. It is how we also live our participation in the Mass—humble, servant-like service.”

—from the book Meeting God in the Upper Room: Three Moments to Change Your Life

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“The important thing is not to think much but to love much; and so do that which best stirs you to love.”

— St. Teresa of Avila

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“The human soul, by its very nature, is endowed with the faculty of knowing God and the capacity for loving Him. The intelligence of the soul, transporting itself above all that is created and finite, has power to raise itself even to the contemplation of that Being who alone is uncreated and infinite, who is the source of all good and all perfection; it is able to form of Him an idea that is clear and accurate and indelible. The will of the soul is made to love this sovereign Good, which the understanding presents to it. The desires of the soul, which no created object can ever satisfy and which reach far beyond the limits of this life, tend necessarily toward a Good that is supreme, eternal, and infinite, and which alone can content the soul and make it happy.”

— Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou

 

 

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