”The supreme adventure is being born. There we do walk suddenly into a splendid and startling trap. There we do see something of which we have not dreamed before. Our father and mother do lie in wait for us and leap out on us, like brigands from a bush. Our uncle is a surprise. Our aunt is, in the beautiful common expression, a bolt from the blue. When we step into the family, by the act of being born, we do step into a world which is incalculable, into a world which has its own strange laws, into a world which could do without us, into a world that we have not made. In other words, when we step into the family we step into a fairy-tale.” ~GKC: ‘Heretics,’ XIV.
G.K. Chesterton Quotation
- Everything in life is a gift.
~ St. Ignatius Loyola
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I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
我 也 要 赐 给 你 们 一 个 新 心 ， 将 新 灵 放 在 你 们 里 面 ， 又 从 你 们 的 肉 体 中 除 掉 石 心 ， 赐 给 你 们 肉 心 。
Je vous donnerai un cur nouveau et je mettrai en vous un esprit nouveau, j'enlèverai de votre être votre cur dur comme la pierre et je vous donnerai un cur de chair.
"Peace is not something you must hope for in the future. Rather, it is a deepening of the present, and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it."
- Thomas Merton
“To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda or even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery; it means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.”
- Emmanuel Célestin Suhard
"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!"
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