We must love with Jesus’ love and His spirit of sacrifice. God loved us by giving Himself to us. We too must give ourselves to one another. Because of this, we must reject whatever would keep us from giving ourselves to one another.
—Bl. Mother Teresa
Christus Resurrectus Est! Vere Resurrectus Est!
Why should it frighten you that you cannot bear His Cross without weakening? On the way to Calvary Jesus fell three times; and you, a poor little child, would not be like your Spouse, would not fall a hundred times, if need be, to give Him proof of your love by rising up again with greater strength than before your fall.
—St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, aged 16, letter to Céline dated approx. 23-25 Jan 1889 (LT81).
Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth Me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Near my desk there’s a map of the Sea of Galilee. Luke called the sea Limnen Genneseret, the Garden of Riches, the waters on which Jesus walked like a ghost, the waters Jesus calmed in the storm. It was along these shores that Jesus summoned Simon the fisherman to be Peter, his foremost Apostle — not …
Yesterday, Christians around the world joyfully celebrated Easter— the highest and holiest feast of the liturgical year. We celebrated Christ’s triumph over death, sin, and hell through His glorious resurrection. It was a happy day, indeed! But Easter isn’t just an important liturgical feast, it is a reality to be lived. Today, I want to examine how living …
Christ Leading the Patriarchs to Paradise — Bartolomeo Bermejo, c. 1480
“What is the difference between Christ and Satan?
It is quite simple. Christ descended into hell; Satan fell into it. One of them wanted to go up and went down; the other wanted to go down and went up.”
— G.K. Chesterton, The Ball and the Cross