Sunday, May 1, 2011
Blessed John Paul II
Today is a great day for the Church--and I say that without reservation, for what can be greater than to see someone live a life of such deep holiness that he is now to be called "blessed"?
Here are some wonderful quotes from Blessed John Paul II:
“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.”
“Peace is not just the absence of war. Like a cathedral, peace must be constructed patiently and with unshakable faith.”
“The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.”
“When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.”
"Artistic talent is a gift from God and whoever discovers it in himself has a certain obligation: to know that he cannot waste this talent, but must develop it."
"It is a mistake to apply American democratic procedures to the faith and the truth. You cannot take a vote on the truth. The value of democracy stands or falls with the values which it embodies and promotes."
"There is no evil to be faced that Christ does not face with us. There is no enemy that Christ has not already conquered. There is no cross to bear that Christ has not already borne for us, and does not now bear with us."
"Be not afraid."
Blessed John Paul II, pray for us!