"Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,' and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the evil one."
"It is commonly in a somewhat cynical sense that men have said, 'Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall not be disappointed.' It was in a wholly happy and enthusiastic sense that Saint Francis said, 'Blessed is he that expecteth nothing, for he shall enjoy everything.' It was by this deliberate idea of starting from zero, from the dark nothingness of his own deserts, that he did come to enjoy them."
G.K. Chesterton, St. Francis of Assisi
I know of no saint who lived a personally elegant
life-style. Their genuineness shone through their selfless lives, their
He works a transformation only in those who are transformable. He fills only the empty....
People, he says, are choked with the cares, the wealth and the pleasures of life, and they fail to come to fullness....
Lovers of pleasure may be always learning but they cannot reach the truth and so falsify the faith.
Fr. Thomas Dubay, Authenticity
"The World is complicated, Lolek. God is simple."
from Pope John Paul II movie (2005, Jon Voight, Cary Elwes)
Brother Sun, Sister Moon ( 1972, Graham Faulkner, Judi Bowker)