Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Reflection On Loneliness by Mother Dolores Hart

If the price of loving Him is the pain of having to look for Him, then the price of not finding Him is the pain of having to share His loneliness in the Garden of Gethsemane. Loneliness is the worst suffering, and if we can endure this in faith, we have as won our way to Him.
 -- Mother Dolores Hart, The Ear of the Heart.

Two Songs by MercyMe: Joseph's Lullaby and Bring the Rain

St. Augustine on "How to Live Well"

The earliest known portrait of Saint Augustine 
in a 6th-century fresco, Lateran, Rome.
To live well in nothing other than to love God with all one's heart, with all one's soul and with all one's efforts; from this it comes about that love is kept whole an uncorrupted (through temperance). No misfortune can disturb it (and this is fortitude). It obeys only [God] (and this is justice), and it is careful in discerning things, so as not to be surprised by deceit or trickery (and this is prudence). -- St. Augustine, De Moribus Eccl. 1, 25, 46:PL, 32, 1330-1331