Tuesday, June 29, 2004

More for the Solemnity

Got the image from a group called "Women for Faith and Family." Simply a cursory glance at the web page demanded that I link them to us. Visit them today! Got the quote from St. Augustine, the Doctor of Grace, thanks to Magnificat. If you don't have a subscription, you simply don't know what you are missing. Subscribe today! Morebo insists!

With what joy then, and with what glory to God do we behold the wealth of emperors being set at nought by the soul of a fisherman, the prayers of emperors being poured out at the tomb of a fisherman, with the result that the latter is not spurned on account of what he did not possess, and the former do not grow haughty on account of what they do!
As regards Christ's making Paul into a preacher of his out of a persecutor, I would rather the apostle himself explained how important it was for our salvation that even those with great crimes and wickedness on their consciences ought never to despair of God's mercy. "It is a human world," he says, "and worthy of complete acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into this world to save sinners, of whom I am the first. But it was for this reason that I obtained mercy, so that Christ Jesus might demonstrate all forbearance in me first of all, for the sake of those who were going to trust him to bring them to eternal life (I TImothy 1:15-16)."

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