Be good - Mother Teresa

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  1. David

    David Well-Known Member

    I found this image on another forum with quotes from Mother Teresa of Calcutta. I just found it so simple yet profound and beautiful.

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  2. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    David its a great summary of what being a follower of Jesus Christ is...Overcoming the world as if by Divine charm

    Putting in practice ...working on it.... reading of TLIG helps

    That last line "........it is between you and God......" Keeping this in mind for keeping on the right road
     
  3. David

    David Well-Known Member

    That's how I viewed it also, Radhe. It is almost a perfect summary of what God is asking from us here and now. And yes, TLIG is such a help in reminding us of how to do it!
     
  4. karnala

    karnala Well-Known Member

    Radhe, I didn't understand what you meant by 'Divine charm' until I search the TLIG website and read about the charm of the Holy Spirit: http://www.tlig.org/en/spirituality/pilgrimages/holyland1998/retr5/

    The Great Return
    by Vassula
    The Action of the Holy Spirit
    The Renewal of the Creation
    The Great Return.....


    You are probably all aware of the quantity of messages given to us on the Holy Spirit, in True Life in God. Maybe it is because we have neglected the Holy Spirit so much....

    "The interior power within you is My Holy Spirit in whom you breathe and move, never ceasing to be. The interior charm, grandeur, eloquence and beauty within you, is My Holy Spirit. The interior light of your soul, is My Holy Spirit that renders your soul imperishable, full of grace, My heaven, My resting place and the perfect dwelling for Me, your God. The intercessor within you who lifts your spirit in a cloud and brings you in communion with My Saints and My angels, is My Holy Spirit... 9.1.96

    God bless you!
     
  5. Radhe

    Radhe Well-Known Member

    karnala You went to the right place...for explaination.The term "as if by Divine charm" comes from Cardinal Newman

    Cardinal John Henry Newman's Thoughts on Progress

    In spite of his overpowering sense of the power of sin, Newman is not as pessimistic about the possibility of spiritual progress as may seem. He once preached, "Who can say the heights to which in time men can proceed in all things, who beginning by little by little, yet in the distance shadow forth great things?" But we must "begin with the beginning" and not "with the end," for we have to mount up the heavenly ladder step by step." And so we shall make progress, imperceptible though it may be:

    It is not by going on quietly and steadily, with the thought of Him in our mind's eye, that by little and little we shall gain something of warmth, light, life and love. We shall not perceive ourselves changing. It will be like the unfolding of leaves in spring.

    And we shall succeed not in spite of but through our failures:

    We advance to the truth by experience of error; we succeed through failures. We know not how to do right except by having done wrong . . . Such is the process by which we succeed; we walk to heaven backward.

    To fail from a worldly point of view is to succeed spiritually, for there is "a mysterious connection between real advancement and self-abasement," whereby we find ourselves "as by a divine charm, getting power over the world and rising among the creatures.: Indeed, "the good cannot conquer, except by suffering."
    God grant us all this gift of divine charm!
     

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