“The truth is like a lion; you don’t have to defend it. Let it loose; it will defend itself.” – St. Augustine
Fear not. It is not they who speak that truth that should be afraid, but they who have chosen the path filled with lies.
The truth is strong. Even if challenged, it will overcome. Even if hidden, it will certainly come out into the light.
For truth bears its own light, light that could never be extinguished, light that could never be overcome.
Jesus is the truth. He will defend His very own.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.” – John 14, WEB
Go forth in peace, for you have followed the good road. Go forth without fear, for he who created you has made you holy, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother. Blessed be you, my God, for having created me.- Saint Clare of Assisi
There is no need to be dismayed if love sometimes follows torturous ways. Grace has the power to make straight the paths of human love. – Pope John Paul II
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. – Augustine
“Take God for your spouse and friend and walk with him continually, and you will not sin and will learn to love, and the things you must do will work out prosperously for you.” -St. John of the Cross
O guiding night!
O night more lovely than the dawn!
O night that has united
the Lover with his beloved,
transforming the beloved in her Lover…
I abandoned and forgot myself,
laying my face on my Beloved;
all things ceased; I went out from myself,
leaving my cares
forgotten among the lilies.
-St. John of the Cross
…an instant of pure love is more precious in the eyes of God and the soul, and more profitable to the Church, than all other good works together, though it may seem as if nothing were done. -St. John of the Cross
“But the man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God’s love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God.” – Thomas Merton
We have come to believe in God’s love: in these words the Christian can express the fundamental decision of his life. Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. – Pope Benedict XVI
You know that the foundation of the world is love, so that even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One who loves you. – Joseph Ratzinger, Jesus of Nazareth
It seems to me that if everyone were to receive such favours God would be feared by none, but loved to excess; that no one would ever commit the least willful fault—and this through love, not fear. – St. Therese of Lisieux
It is not because I have been preserved from mortal sin that I lift up my heart to God in trust and love. I feel that even had I on my conscience every crime one could commit, I should lose nothing of my confidence: my heart broken with sorrow, I would throw myself into the Arms of my Saviour. I know that He loves the Prodigal Son, I have heard His words to St. Mary Magdalen, to the woman taken in adultery, and to the woman of Samaria. No one could frighten me, for I know what to believe concerning His Mercy and His Love. And I know that all that multitude of sins would disappear in an instant, even as a drop of water cast into a flaming furnace. – St. Therese of Lisieux
The glory of heaven consists in seeing and loving God face-to-face… She shall see that all the tribulations, the poverty, infirmities, and persecutions, which she regards as misfortunes, have all proceeded from love, and have been the means employed by divine providence to bring her to glory. – St. Alphonsus
I only know Divine unconditional, radical and reckless love for me when I dare to approach God just as I am. The more I have the courage to meet God in this place of weakness, the more I will know myself to be truly and deeply loved by God. – David G. Benner, The Gift of Being Yourself
Man is, of all creatures, beloved of God. God created man, and before creating him He thought of him, loved him. This is our treasure: God has loved us, He has created us in love, and because He loves us He wants to draw us back to Himself. – Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus, OCD (Where the Spirit Breathes)
How did Jesus love us? He became living bread that you and I might eat, that we might live. He became so small and so weak in order to meet our hunger for God. Bread, just bread, the simplest of all food to the point that even a child can eat it and understand it. – Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy
I am thirsty, said Jesus on the cross… His thirst was not for water but for love. – Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy
No person is ever so weak or poor in the eyes of men that he could ever be without value in the eyes of God. – Jocelyn Soriano
Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?-Saint Gerard Majella
God loves those to whom he can give more, those who expect more from him, those who are open, those who sense their need and rely on him for everything. Our works are just an expression of the growth of God’s love in us. – Mother Teresa, Heart of Joy
Before His gaze all falsehood melts away. This encounter with Him, as it burns us, transforms and frees us, allowing us to become truly ourselves… His gaze, the touch of His heart heals us through an undeniably painful transformation “as through fire”. But it is a blessed pain, in which the holy power of His love sears through us like a flame, enabling us to become totally ourselves and thus totally of God.- Pope Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi
“If all were to know how beautiful Jesus is and how loving He is! They would all die of love. And yet, how is it that He is so little loved?” – St. Gemma Galgani
When I contemplate upon my love for a family or a friend, I realize how I would really want to make them happy. I also realize that try as I may, my own love for them cannot suffice. Only God’s love could ever be enough,and that’s what I desire for them with all my heart and soul. – Jocelyn Soriano
How dear your soul is to Me! I have inscribed your name upon My hand; you are engraved as a deep wound in My Heart. – Jesus to St. Faustina, Diary of Divine Mercy
“Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him.” -Augustine of Hippo
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“True love does not run away.
True love does not lose faith.
True love does not retreat
with the slightest discomfort.
True love endures.
True love heals.
True love overcomes all darkness
and all hopelessness.
You will never doubt true love when you see it.
You will just know.
You will BELIEVE.”
“Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi
“Love to be real, it must cost—it must hurt—it must empty us of self.”-Mother Teresa
Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.- Rabbi Julius Gordon
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven. – Karen Sunde
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.- Peter Ustinov
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. – Sophocles
We cannot love a person
with an all accepting, transcending and encompassing love
without being hurt somewhat,
without being disappointed,
without being failed
of our expectations.
We cannot love
without being broken,
yet we cannot continue in love
without being stronger
than our brokenness.
Life’s greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.- Victor Hugo
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. – Mother Teresa
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13, WEB-BE
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another. – George Eliot
How many times do I love, again?
Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain
Unravelled from the trembling main
And threading the eye of a yellow star:—
So many times do I love again.
-Thos. Lovell Beddoes
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. – Barbara de Angelis
There is no remedy for love but to love more.-Henry David Thoreau
Love often knows no measure,
but burns beyond all measure.
Love feels no burden, values no labours,
would like to do more than it can do,
without excusing itself with impossibility,
because it believes that it may and can do all things.
Love is the light—and in the end, the only light—that can always illuminate a world grown dim and give us the courage needed to keep living and working. – Pope Benedict XVI
“Love is trembling happiness.” – KAHLIL GIBRAN
“If you will love me I cannot promise you that I will not hurt you. I cannot promise you that I will not make you cry and that I’ll never break your heart. But if you will love me, I will bare my whole self naked before you, and I will reveal to you my soul. If you will love me, you can be certain that it is I that you will love, not a mask that fools you and gives you only what your eyes desire to see. If you will love me, you can be certain that you will love the depths of me, all of me that is in me, and I in turn will love you with all of me, with all my soul, with all my mind, with all my spirit, with all my flaws and beauty, and with all my very heart.” – Jocelyn Soriano
Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, WEB-BE
“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings