Quote/s of the Day – 6 April – Easter Friday the Sixth day in the Easter Octave
“Speaking of Love”
“Nothing is sweeter than love,
nothing stronger or higher or wider;
nothing is more pleasant, nothing fuller
and nothing better in heaven or on earth,
for love is born of God
and cannot rest except in God,
Who is above all created things.”
“Love is watchful.
Sleeping – it does not slumber.
Wearied – it is not tired.
Pressed – it is not straitened.
Alarmed – it is not confused
but like a living flame,
a burning torch,
it forces its way upward
and passes unharmed,
through every obstacle.”
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) The Imitation of Christ
“What does love look like?
It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs
and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.”
St Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Father & Doctor
“The proof of love is in the works.
Where love exists, it works great things.
But when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”
St Pope Gregory the Great (540-604) Father & Doctor
“The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Love;
It signifies Love,
It produces love.
The Eucharist is the consummation
of the whole spiritual life.”
St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) Doctor angelicus / Doctor communis
Love knows no limit to its endurance,
no end to its trust,
no fading of its hope,
it can outlast anything.
Love still stands,
when all else has fallen.
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
“The person who does not decide to love forever
will find it very difficult to really love, even for one day.”