Sunday, May 11, 2008

Raising saints, not, necessarily, scholars

Pentecost 2008: Thy kingdom come, Thy Will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven!

My family and I were working hard yesterday cleaning house, de-cluttering and organizing. (My, how I wish I had more energy and strength!) I found a little book with big ideas, The Saints Speak to You Today: 365 Daily Reminders. I turned right to this one, which, since sensuality is a root sin for me, you can see why it resonated:
If you would rise, shun luxury, for luxury lowers and degrades. St John Chrysostom (5th C.)

And, this was so applicable to my life as well, from my Confirmation saint, St. Teresa of Avila (16th C.):

Cursed be that loyalty which reaches so far as to go against the law of God.

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