October 24, 2012

Quotable

Blessed John Henry Newman: “What is meant by faith? It is to feel in good earnest that we are creatures of God; it is a practical perception of the unseen world; it is to understand that this world is not enough for our happiness, to look beyond it on towards God, to realize His presence, to wait upon Him, to en- deavor to learn and to do His will, and to seek our good from Him. It is not a mere temporary strong act or impetu- ous feeling of the mind, an impression or a view coming upon it, but it is a habit, a state of mind, lasting and con- sistent. To have faith in God is to sur- render one’s-self to God, humbly to put one’s interests, or to wish to be allowed to put them into His hands who is the Sovereign Giver of all good.”
 

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