The lust of the flesh directs these desires [of personal union], however, to satisfaction of the body, often at the cost of a real and full communion of persons.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God.
If you're really spiritual, then you should be totally independent of the good and the bad opinions of the world... you should have faith in yourself.
Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.
We must lay before him what is in us, not what ought to be in us.
What happens when people open their hearts?They get better.
It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.
There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Hope is such a beautiful word, but it often seems very fragile. Life is still being needlessly hurt and destroyed.
It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.
The Catholic ideal is to order the whole of life towards unity, not by the denial and destruction of the natural human values, but by bringing them into living relation with spiritual truth and spiritual reality.
Christianity, if false, is not important. If Christianity is true, however, it is of infinite importance. What it cannot be is moderately important.
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world
I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Devotion does not mean only chanting praise and singing glory of God, nor fasting and offerings made to God. Devotion is a specific attitude towards life and existence.
You will not enter paradise until you have faith. And you will not complete your faith until you love one another.