"I thought I loved you, then the lights came on."
You see, we are called to greatness, each and every one of us. We are called to be sons and daughters of God. That instinct—in Gatsby, in Millennials, in anyone—isn’t wrong. But power, wealth, and fame don’t make a person great. Love does that—love for God and love for one another. Likewise, we’re not born sons and daughters of God. We’re made that way by baptism. It’s a gift, not a given.
If we assume the gift without realizing how gracious it is, and then pursue greatness by trying to blaze through the sky on an ever-upward trajectory, we will crash and burn. There will be no life. There will be only death.
If it’s life we want, then it’s love we need to pursue—not the type of self-seeking, self-satisfied love the world glorifies, not the type of love which looks to another human person for meaning and fulfillment—but love which denies itself for the sake of the other and which knows true fulfillment and meaning can be found in only one Person, Jesus Christ.
The way to that love is narrow, not wide. It’s easy to blaze through the sky. It’s difficult to lay oneself low, to be little and humble and meek, to seek to serve rather than be served, to affirm rather than be affirmed. There’s scant glamor in that way, but in the end, it’s the only way worth taking."
Emily Stimpson, Catholic Vote
How do I even begin to write how I feel? Among so many other things of different kinds of fears and several different flavors of disgust — Who have I become? How do I let this go? How might I be released from the feelings boiling inside my head, worries floating like dust from my dehydrated heart. My thoughts have and will haunt me. How do I run away from a thought? How do I kill a thought, forever? I’m here trying to sleep away the time. Sleep truly is the cousin of death and I assume a close friend of mine in the near future. I am frightened and that fear? It is running my life.
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Saint Claire of Assisi
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C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (via robmlee)
I can’t afford to be too busy to heal. I will do something today that sustains my healing. I will do something every day that contributes to the foundation of my character which will, in progress, positively change everything I touch, everything I do, everything… everything.
I should never go about my daily routine simply getting through the day. Too busy with the works of life to actually handle life with the care it deserves."
We must use what we learn or we will lose it.
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