Tag Archive | crosses

3 Quotes About Sacrifice and Love

I came across all three quotes below in the Opening the Word study program for the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A on Formed. “Direct your thoughts to… bearing the crosses, little or great, that you will find there. Believe me, this is the most important and least understood point to the spiritual life.” […]

Is It True That God Never Gives Us More Than We Can Handle?

“We might have to let go of somethings in our lives as a result of the crosses that come to us. That doesn’t mean that we can’t handle them.” —Fr. Boniface Hicks on The Inner Life with Chuck Neff on Relevant Radio on 1/29/14. (Listen to his full answer in the clip below.)

Saint Andrew Sings

Andrew went to Greece. Some listened and became Christian. But some hated Andrew because they hated Jesus. So they nailed Andrew to a Cross. Andrew sang with joy because, like Jesus, he could die on the Cross. He hung for two days on the Cross telling everyone about Jesus. Then he went gloriously to heaven. […]

Expectations of Pleasure and a Willingness to Suffer

Christ’s whole life was a cross and martyrdom; and do you expect pleasure and enjoyment for yourself? … The higher persons advance in the way of perfection, the heavier will they often find crosses to be. This is because the more their love of God grows, the more painful is their exile from God. However, […]