THE WISDOM OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA [1195-1231]
FRANCISCAN PRIEST & DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH – FEAST DAY: 13 JUNE
Who can be more blessed or happier than one in whom God has set up His dwelling place? What else can you need or what else can possibly make you richer? You have everything when you have within you the One who made all things, the only One who can satisfy the longings of your spirit, without whom everything else is nothing.
Do you want to have everything? Give all of yourself and God will give you all of Himself, and thus, not having anything of yourself, you will totally possess God and yourself in Him.
Happy the man whose words issue from the Holy Spirit and not from himself.
Do something good for someone you like least, today.
O religious soul, dove beloved of Christ, behold those little pieces of straw which the world tramples under its feet. They are the virtues practiced by the Saviour and thy Spouse, for which He Himself has set thee an example: humility, meekness, poverty, penance, patience, and mortification.
We need external peace to live with others, internal peace to live with ourselves and eternal peace to live with God.
Christ is our life in example, truth in promise, life in reward; a way that is straight, a truth that does not deceive, a life that never ends.
Taken from various sources by:
A Christian Pilgrim (Compiler)