Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Breath of Air

This is a beautiful quote that has been posted in my office that I thought I'd share as a reminder to us all to keep our priorities in line...

"Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world."
~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

3 Comments:

Anonymous Filia Dei said...

Just thought you might enjoy this as well:

“Dear young people, do not be content with anything less than the highest ideals! Do not let yourselves be dispirited by those who are disillusioned with life and have grown deaf to the deepest and most authentic desires of the heart. The time has come to re-propose wholeheartedly to everyone this high standard of ordinary Christian living. Refuse to sell your dreams cheaply. Watch out for the dangerous ways that lead to passing joys and satisfaction. Deepen your relationship with God through prayer. Prayer spreads Divine energy. It makes us live in a new way and gives rise to a revolutionary evangelical style.”
JPII

6/23/2005 5:05 PM  
Blogger Kelly Jo said...

That's awesome! Anyone else who has inspiring quotes, feel free to post them as comments here- I'm a big fan of short but sweet bits of literary and spiritual beauty!

6/23/2005 5:11 PM  
Blogger The Wayfarer said...

Wow, these two quotes are big knee benders! ;^) Thanks.

6/29/2005 9:25 PM  

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