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« Reply #102 on: April 13, 2012, 03:24:30 AM »

Certainly! The two goals can be in opposition! After all, one of the three great enemies is 'the flesh'!

'If you have promised Christ to travel the straight and narrow road, then keep your stomach in check; for if you give in to it, oif you enlarge it, you are breaking your promise. Listen and hear the word of warning: "Wide and spacious is the road of gluttony. It leads to the catastrophe of fornication, and there are many who travel that way. The gate is narrow and the way of fasting is hard, that way leads to the life of purity, and there are few to make the journey" (cf. Matt. 7:13-14)

The "public opinion" ( big bellies are also called "public opinion"  Grin)  in these parts is that fat bellied men are rich.
Which possibly means they can afford to drink as many bottles of beer( the supposed culprit), as they want.
( completely oblivious of Mattew's advise )  Smiley
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« Reply #103 on: April 13, 2012, 03:27:49 AM »

"Don't you long to shout to those youths who are bustling around you: Fools! Leave those worldly things that shackle the heart - and very often degrade it - leave all that and come with us in search of Love!"

Saint Josemaria Escriva
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« Reply #104 on: April 13, 2012, 04:21:33 AM »


The "public opinion" ( big bellies are also called "public opinion"  Grin)  in these parts is that fat bellied men are rich.
Which possibly means they can afford to drink as many bottles of beer( the supposed culprit), as they want.
( completely oblivious of Mattew's advise )  Smiley

Whenever I hear of certain times and cultures where fatness is admired all I can do is shake my head!
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« Reply #105 on: April 13, 2012, 05:51:58 AM »


The "public opinion" ( big bellies are also called "public opinion"  Grin)  in these parts is that fat bellied men are rich.
Which possibly means they can afford to drink as many bottles of beer( the supposed culprit), as they want.
( completely oblivious of Mattew's advise )  Smiley

Whenever I hear of certain times and cultures where fatness is admired all I can do is shake my head!

And who can blame you  Grin
Where as that may be true in the case of "well covered women"  as they are sometimes referred to, for men, it is just an observed fact that they tend to be well of; I do not think that they are admired, not if it is a consequence of overindulgence.
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« Reply #106 on: April 13, 2012, 10:31:10 AM »

'As for those who run after visions, dreams, and the like, we must lay hold of them by the feet and pull them to the ground by force, lest they should fall into the devil's net.'

St. Philip Neri
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« Reply #107 on: April 13, 2012, 02:16:19 PM »

'As for those who run after visions, dreams, and the like, we must lay hold of them by the feet and pull them to the ground by force, lest they should fall into the devil's net.'

St. Philip Neri

Very true and yet we know too that God can talk to a select few through this very same medium.
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« Reply #108 on: April 14, 2012, 07:01:50 AM »

"Give something, however small, to the one in need. For it is not small to one who has nothing. Neither is it small to God, if we have given what we could."
St. Gregory Nazianzen
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« Reply #109 on: April 15, 2012, 05:40:10 AM »

No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.

Saint Ignatius of Antioch
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« Reply #110 on: April 15, 2012, 12:21:28 PM »

This is very true.

May people learn to recognize this! And recognize this feeling within their heart! So that it may take ahold of their whole heart.

And so too my poor heart. Amen.

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« Reply #111 on: April 15, 2012, 05:31:30 PM »

This is very true.

May people learn to recognize this! And recognize this feeling within their heart! So that it may take ahold of their whole heart.

And so too my poor heart. Amen.

often times one knows that "earthly pleasures and  the kingdoms of this world" as Saint Ignatius of Antioch puts it are but of a temporary nature, no use to us at all spiritually; the problem is that such earthly things seem to have an attraction that is difficult to resist for most of us.  It is a never ending struggle.
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« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2012, 02:34:37 PM »

Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin. All hope consists in confession. In confession there is a chance for mercy. Believe it firmly. Do not doubt, do not hesitate, never despair of the mercy of God. Hope and have confidence in confession.
Saint Isidore of Seville
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« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2012, 05:18:55 PM »

Thank God for good confessions!
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« Reply #114 on: April 17, 2012, 04:43:10 PM »

"All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle."
Saint  Francis
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« Reply #115 on: April 17, 2012, 04:50:27 PM »

Very nice! I have not heard that one before!

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« Reply #116 on: April 17, 2012, 05:12:01 PM »

Today somebody sent me a fictional "conversation between a student and a lecturer" which she told me is worth reading and it was.
There was something about darkness being the absence of light. 
Allegorically, sin, which is darkness is the absence of light which is God. crucifix
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« Reply #117 on: April 18, 2012, 04:53:47 AM »

It makes for a lot of thought doesn't it?
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« Reply #118 on: April 18, 2012, 04:56:10 AM »

'I am at the sea-shore; a drop of water is suspended from my finger. I ask this water: Poor drop, where would you wish to be? It replies: In the sea. And what do I in answer to this appeal? I shake my finger and let the poor little drop fall into the sea. Now, I ask you, is it not true that this drop of water is in the sea? Certainly it is there; but go and seek it, now that it is lost in the ocean, its centre. If it had a tongue, what would it say? Deduce the consequence and apply the parable to yourself. Lose sight of the heavens, the earth, the sea and its rivers, and all created things, and permit this soul that God has given you to lose herself in this infinitely great and good God Who is her first cause.'

St. Paul of the Cross
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