Just consider the Christian who is trying, even in a small way, to save his soul. Everything around him inclines him to evil; he can hardly lift his eyes without being tempted, in spite of all his prayers and penances. And yet a hardened sinner, who for the past twenty years has been wallowing in sin, will tell you that he is not tempted! So much the worse, my friend, so much the worse! That is precisely what should make you tremble—that you do not know what temptations are….St. Augustine tells us that the greatest temptation is not to have temptations because this means that one is a person who has been rejected, abandoned by God, and left entirely in the grip of one’s own passions.
- St. John Vianney (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

Such wisdom.

by-grace-of-god:
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
It’s amazing how the New Testament fulfills the Old. Prophecies. In which other religion can you find this?

by-grace-of-god:

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

It’s amazing how the New Testament fulfills the Old. Prophecies. In which other religion can you find this?

Kutitap

Kutitap ng mga ilaw
Walang humpay sa pagsayaw
Paikot-ikot, patalon-talon,
Sabay sa daloy ng kahapon

Paindap-indap, patay sindi
Biglang bilis ang paghuni
Tigil…
Tulad ng pusong may pumipigil

Sabay talon ng musika
Umiindak mga tila mumunting lampara
Bughaw, dilaw, pula
Mundo’y tila pinipinta

Makulay, mabilis, mabagal
Kailanma’y di mapapagal

ARV
December 23, 2013

outward-signs:

Ecce Homo, 1850, Honore Daumier
Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Honoré_Daumier_019.jpg

Behold the Man

outward-signs:

Ecce Homo, 1850, Honore Daumier

Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Honoré_Daumier_019.jpg

Behold the Man

Lord of the Rings Symphony - The Shire (Concerning Hobbits) HD

joecatholic:

Every time we give in to selfishness and say “No” to God, we spoil his loving plan for us. - Pope Francis

joecatholic:

Every time we give in to selfishness and say “No” to God, we spoil his loving plan for us. - Pope Francis