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Feast of Teresa of Avila, Mystic, Teacher, 1582



God has been very good to me, for I never dwell upon anything wrong which a person has done, so as to remember it afterwards. If I do remember it, I always see some other virtue in that person.
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Feast of Dominic, Priest, Founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221



Some there are who presume so far on their wits that they think themselves capable of measuring the whole nature of things by their intellect, in that they esteem all things true which they see, and false which they see not. Accordingly, in order that man's mind might be freed from this presumption, and seek the truth humbly, it was necessary that certain things far surpassing his intellect should be proposed to man by God.
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Feast of Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167

Commemoration of Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689

The clergy, says Canon Rhymes, are called to give to the laity the benefit of their theological understanding and so help them to account for and understand the faith which is in them. But surely there is no point in trying to account for faith: the moment it is accounted for rationally, it is no longer faith. Those whose hearts are filled with the Christian spirit... are best left to proclaim the Gospel in their own words and, above all, through the example of their own lives.
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God has promised
forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your
procrastination.
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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.

Now they are all on their knees,

An elder said as we sat in a flock

By the embers in herath side ease.

We pictured the meek mild creatures where

They dwelt in their strawy pen,

Nor did it occur to one of us there

To doubt they were kneeling then.

So fair a fancy few would weave

In these years! yet, I feel

If someone said on Christmas Eve,

Come; see the oxen kneel,

In the lonely barton by yonder coomb

Our childhood used to know,

I should go with him in the gloom,

Hoping it might be so.
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Feast of Irenæus, Bishop of Lyons, Teacher, Martyr, c.200

We need not despair
of any man, so long as he lives. For God deemed it better to bring good
out of evil than not to permit evil at all.
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There is no God, the foolish saith,

But none, There is no sorrow.

And nature oft the cry of faith

In bitter need will borrow:

Eyes which the preacher could not school,

By wayside graves are raised;

And lips say, God be pitiful,

Who ne'er said, God be praised..
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Feast of St. Athanasius, Bishop of
Alexandria, Teacher, 373

Human and human-minded
as men were, therefore, to whichever side they looked in the sensible world,
they found themselves taught the truth. Were they awe-stricken by creation?
They beheld it confessing Christ as Lord. Did their minds tend to regard
men as gods? The uniqueness of the Savior's works marked Him, alone of
men, as Son of God. Were they drawn to evil spirits? They saw them driven
out by the Lord, and learned that the Word of God alone was God and that
the evil spirits were not gods at all. Were they inclined to hero-worship
and the cult of the dead? Then the fact that the Savior had risen from
the dead showed them how false these other deities were, and that the Word
of the Father is the one true Lord, the Lord even of death. For this reason
was He both born and manifested as Man, for this He died and rose, in order
that, eclipsing by His works all other human deeds, He might recall man
from all the
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It is not enough to hold that God did great things for our fathers: not enough to pride ourselves on the inheritance of victories of faith: not enough to build the sepulchres of those who were martyred by men unwilling, in their day of trial as we may be in our own, to hear new voices of a living God. Our duty is to see whether God is with us; whether we expect great things from Him; whether we do not practically place Him far off, forgetting that, if He is, He is about us, speaking to us words that have not been heard before, guiding us to paths on which earlier generations have not been able to enter. There is -- most terrible thought! -- a practical atheism, orthodox in language, reverent in bearing, which can enter a Christian church and charm the conscience to rest with shadowy traditions; an atheism which grows incessantly within us if we separate what cannot be separated with impunity, the secular from the divine, the past and the future from the present, earth from heaven, the
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Feast of Philip & James, Apostles

What was God to
do in the face of the dehumanizing of mankind -- this universal hiding
of the knowledge of Himself? So burdened were men with their wickedness
that they seemed rather to be brute beasts than reasonable men, reflecting
the very likeness of the Word. What, then, was God to do? What else could
He possibly do, being God, but renew His Image in mankind, so that through
it men might once more come to know Him? And how could this be done save
by the coming of the very Image Himself, our Savior Jesus Christ?... Men
had turned from the contemplation of God above, and were looking for Him
in two opposite directions, down among created things, and things of sense.
The Savior of us all, the Word of God, in His great love took to Himself
a body and moved as Man among men, meeting their senses, so to speak, half-way.
He became Himself an object for the senses, so that those who were seeking
God in sensible things might apprehend the F
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Commemoration of Lanfranc, Prior of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1089

Jesus hath many lovers of His heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of His Cross. He hath many seekers of comfort, but few of tribulation. He findeth many companions of His table, but few of His fasting. All desire to rejoice with Him, few are willing to undergo anything for His sake. Many follow Jesus that they may eat of His loaves, but few that they may drink of the cup of His passion. Many are astonished at His miracles, few follow after the shame of His Cross. Many love Jesus so long as no adversities happen to them. Many praise Him and bless Him, so long as they receive any comforts from Him. But if Jesus hide Himself and withdraw a little while, they fall either into complaining or into too great dejection of mind.
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In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First, that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly, since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations, that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that, if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false, he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward, lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them.
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Commemoration of Pandita Mary Ramabai, Translator of the Scriptures, 1922

The truth is neither
mine nor his nor another's; but belongs to us all whom Thou callest to
partake of it, warning us terribly, not to account it private to ourselves,
lest we be deprived of it.
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The wonder of the life of Jesus is this -- and you will find it so and you
have found it so if you have ever taken your New Testament and tried to make
it the rule of your daily life -- that there is not a single action that you
are called upon to do of which you need be, of which you will be, in any
serious doubt for ten minutes as to what Jesus Christ, if he were here,
Jesus Christ being here, would have you do under those circumstances and
with the materials upon which you are called upon to act.
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Belief in immortality
for us does not depend on a story, however well attested, in an ancient
book... No, here was a sequence of great character and emancipated spirit,
all attached to and explained by such a personality as the world never
saw; and the central doctrine of the risen Christ squared with the rationality
and the goodness of God... The wise said that God and the godlike could
have no contact with suffering, but Jesus was no phantom feigning to be
crucified; he truly suffered on the cross, he truly rose. Suffering is
a language all can understand, and none can quite exhaust; and the suffering
Christ, victorious over pain and death, meant for all who grasped his significance
a new faith in God, a new freedom of mind in God.
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Commemoration of Gilbert of Sempringham, Founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189


Some there are who presume so far on their wits that they think themselves capable of measuring the whole nature of things by their intellect, in that they esteem all things true which they see, and false which they see not. Accordingly, in order that man's mind might be freed from this presumption, and seek the truth humbly, it was necessary that certain things far surpassing his intellect should be proposed to man by God.
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When the will abandons
what is above itself and turns to what is lower, it becomes evil -- not
because that is evil to which it turns, but because the turning itself
is wicked. Therefore it is not an inferior thing which has made the will
evil, but it is itself which has become so by wickedly and inordinately
desiring an inferior thing.
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Feast of Aelred of Hexham, Abbot of Rievaulx, 1167

Commemoration of Benedict Biscop, Abbot of Wearmouth, Scholar, 689


We have all been inoculated with Christianity, and are never likely to take it seriously now! You put some of the virus of some dreadful illness into a man's arm, and there is a little itchiness, some scratchiness, a slight discomfort--disagreeable, no doubt, but not the fever of the real disease, the turning and the tossing, and the ebbing strength. And we have all been inoculated with Christianity, more or less. We are on Christ's side, we wish him well, we hope that He will win, and we are even prepared to do something for Him, provided, of course, that He is reasonable, and does not make too much of an upset among our cozy comforts and our customary ways. But there is not the passion of zeal, and the burning enthusiasm, and the eagerness of self-sacrifice, of the real faith that changes character and wins the world.
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Feast of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

A Christian and
an unbelieving poet may both be equally original and draw on resources
peculiar to themselves, but with this difference. The unbeliever may take
his own temperament and experience, just as they happen to stand, and consider
them worth communicating simply because they are his. To the Christian
his own temperament and experience, as mere fact, and as merely his, are
of no value or importance whatsoever: he will deal with them, if at all,
only because they are the medium through which, or the position from which,
something universally profitable appeared to him.
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This was the fullness of time, when Christ Jesus did come, that the Messiah should come. It was so to the Jews, and it was so to the Gentiles too... Christ hath excommunicated no nation, no shire, no house, no man; He gives none of His ministers leave to say to any man, thou art not redeemed; He gives no wounded or afflicted conscience leave to say to itself, I am not redeemed.
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Feast of Luke the Evangelist

He is my Altar, I His holy place;
I am His guest, and He my living food;
I'm His by penitence, He is mine by grace;
I'm His by purchase, He is mine by blood;
He's my supporting elm, and I His vine:
Thus I my Best-beloved's am; thus He is mine.
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