“Do not feel that suffering is an obstacle on the road to heaven; it can be the road itself.” – Archbishop Sheen
Once again, Venerable Fulton J. Sheen hits the nail on the head.
Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world…
There is a great spiritual battle going on in the world. Millions of people don’t recognize it because they have lost their consciousness of God and the Devil – or they have stopped believing in them altogether and have adopted a completely relativistic approach to the world.
We need to pray for those who have lost, or never had, faith. Our world and their eternity depends on it…
“Unless there is a Cross in our lives there will never be a resurrection. The Christian law of life is we have to die in order to live. Now I do not mean and He did not mean physically dying. He meant mortification, self-denial, the application of the Cross in our lives.” Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“Pleasure is associated with the body; for instance, we feel pleasure after a good meal. Joy is of the heart, and it comes from a good conscience. Joy hears music on the inside even when discords are ringing outside. Pleasure depends on outward circumstances, for example, wealth, friends, and wine, and therefore it can be obliterated by the slightest toothache. Joy is independent of outward circumstances; it can be felt even in adversity and pain.” Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Jesus, Mary, Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn child that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion. Amen.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
“God does not come in the thunder, but in the April breeze. Because He does not shout but only whispers, the soul must be careful not to neglect the visitation….To the eyes of faith, only two classes of people exist: those who say yes to God and those who say no to him.” Venerable Fulton Sheen
When has God ever screamed at me? Never, as far as I can recall. He has moved me. He has guided me. He has inspired me. He has consoled me. He has made me joyful. He has made me wonder. He has lifted me when I have fallen. He has forgiven me.
He has given me freedom to accept or reject Him. He has never forced me to do or believe anything.
He has done all of these things quietly. He has moved me along with gentle nudges.
In the silence of His creation He has made himself known to me…