02.21.14

Meds

Jas 2:15 – 17, 26

Here is a brother, here is a sister, going naked, left without the means to secure their daily food; if one of you says to them, Go in peace, warm yourselves and take your fill, without providing for their bodily needs, of what use is it? Thus faith, if it has no deeds to shew for itself, has lost its own principle of life… Body separated from spirit is a dead body, and faith separated from good deeds is a dead faith.

Mk 8:36

How is a man the better for it, if he gains the whole world at the expense of losing his own soul? For a man’s soul, what price can be high enough?

CCC #13

The plan of this catechism is inspired by the great tradition of catechisms which build catechesis on four pillars: the baptismal profession of faith (the Creed), the sacraments of faith, the life of faith (the Commandments), and the prayer of the believer (the Lord’s Prayer).

In Conversation with God:

In the story of the Tower of Babel, the exclusion of God from human affairs is presented not so much under the aspect of opposition to him as of simply leaving him out of account, of indifference towards him, as if God were of no relevance in the sphere of man’s cooperative undertakings. But in both cases, that of our first parents and that of the constructors of the Tower, the relationship to God is severed with violence…

… pride is the great enemy of holiness… of friendship, of fortitude and of true happiness…

Pride is the worst sin of all, and the most absurd. If, with its multiple delusions, it manages to get a hold, the unfortunate victim begins to build up a facade, to fill himself with emptiness and becomes conceited… Pride is unpleasant, even from a human point of view. The person who rates himself better than everyone and everything is constantly studying himself and looking down on other people, who in turn react by ridiculing his foolish vanity…

Humility produces countless fruits and is linked with all the other virtues… cheerfulness, fortitude, chastity, sincerity, simplicity, affability… magnanimity… A humble person has a special gift for friendship and, because of this, for being apostolic…

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