June 28, 2005

Heaven's of the Energetic

If I read correctly, which I surely did not, Enbrethiliel spent almost seven hours on one blog post, the 100 Greatest Catholic Quotes of All Time.

Two of my favorites, if lesser known, are:
Discouragement is not from God. - St. Ignatius of Loyola

If you pray, you will have faith. And if you have faith, you will love. And if you have love, you will serve. And if you serve, you will have peace. - Mother Teresa
Update: Also one from Chesterton:
Man can be defined as an animal that makes dogmas. As he piles doctrine on doctrine and conclusion on conclusion in the formation of some tremendous scheme of philosophy and religion, he is, in the only legitimate sense of which the expression is capable, becoming more and more human. When he drops one doctrine after another in a refined scepticism, when he declines to tie himself to a system, when he says that he has outgrown definitions, when he says that he disbelieves in finality, when, in his own imagination, he sits as God, holding no form of creed but contemplating all, then he is by that very process sinking slowly backwards into the vagueness of the vagrant animals and the unconsciousness of the grass. Trees have no dogmas. Turnips are singularly broad-minded.

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