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Some Other Yes or: When Something Comes Alive

There is celibacy that is a calling, freely chosen outside of religious life. And there is celibacy or periods of abstinence even within marriage. They all share an important trait: in saying no to one thing, you open your whole world to some other yes.

—from May Crowning, Mass, and Merton And Other Reasons I Love Being Catholic by Liz Kelly, #35 – Celibacy

May Crowning

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When we die to something, something comes alive within us. If we die to self, charity comes alive; if we die to pride, service comes alive; if we die to lust, reverence for personality comes alive; if we die to anger, love comes alive.

—from Peace of Soul by Venerable Fulton Sheen, Ch. 11: Fear of Death

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One comment on “Some Other Yes or: When Something Comes Alive

  1. I love how these two passages — from completely different sources — compliment each other.

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