Tag Archive | sacrifice

Pain, Sacrifice, Love, Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven

Sacrifice without love is pain. Pain with love is sacrifice. Pain without love is misery. Love without pain is heaven. Love with pain is purgatory. Pain without love is hell. —Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Wartime Prayer Book —I came across the quote above in the Opening the Word program – March 18, 2018, Year B on […]

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.” […]

Make a Sacrifice and 5 More Ways to Support and Help Persecuted Christians Right Now in Iraq and Around the World

—From the blog post 5 Things You Can Do Right Now as ISIS Threatens Iraqi Christians and Shiites by Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress 2) Make a sacrifice; offer it for the sake of these people: It needn’t be a big thing. Give up a seat on public transportation; give someone else the right-of-way; resist an urge […]

Oh, Happiness

[W]hat if I decided that to each thing I gave up I would attach a certain prayer?  God, my fast from desserts today is my prayer for the freedom of the Chinese from religious persecution. The fruit of this small sacrifice is at least two-fold; firstly, it teaches self-denial, which, inasmuch as it teaches contentment, is […]

Peace vs. Neutrality and Compromise

Jesus is our peace, He is reconciliation! But this peace is not neutrality, it is not compromise at any cost. This peace is not the peace of the grave! Following Jesus means renouncing evil, selfishness and choosing good, truth, justice, even when it requires sacrifice and renunciation of one’s own interests. —Pope Francis —8/18/13 during his […]

On Tolerance and Truth

Love of God thus becomes the dominant passion of life; like every other worth-while love, it demands and inspires sacrifice. But the love of God and man, as an ideal, has lately been replaced by the new ideal of tolerance which inspires no sacrifices. Why should any human being in the world merely be tolerated? […]

God is Agape

“I really think this is a battle about the definition of love.“ “God is Sacrificial Love.“ “Love is Sacrifice. Love is always and only what you give away.“ ____________________ “I maintain that you could almost take the word love out of the Bible and put in the word sacrifice.“ Beloved, let us love one another because love is of God; everyone who loves is […]