The Test of Greatness

This seemed like a very appropriate quote today. It’s the day after the Canadian federal election, and more than a few people—especially those of us in the west—are feeling disappointed at the results. But whether you voted Liberal or Conservative, Green or Christian Heritage, I want to remind everyone that the government does not have the power to save us. Policies will not save us.

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Every Tiny Flower

"If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness."
— St. Therese of Lisieux

I apologize to my readers for the lapse in posts the last few weeks. My graphic design business has been busy the past month, leaving me only a little time to paint on the weekends, and even less to write. But I do have a few new studies that I would like to share soon!

Stay tuned! 🙂

I Pray for Faithfulness

"I do not pray for success, I pray for faithfulness."
— Mother Teresa

The other day I came across this gem from Peter Kreeft:

I think nobody alive today is a more powerful agent of conversion than someone like Mother Teresa. You can refute arguments but not her life. When she came to the National Prayer Breakfast and lectured President Clinton about abortion, he had nothing to say to her. He can’t argue with a saint. It’s too bad there isn’t an easier way, because becoming a saint is not the easiest thing in the world. It’s much easier to become an apologist or a philosopher or a theologian.

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Serving Truth

"No one can change Truth. What we can do is to seek truth and to serve it when we have found it. "
— St. Maximilian Kolbe

Following the recent 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I thought of an interesting analogy regarding sola scriptura, which remains one of the greatest dividing doctrines between Catholics and the rest of Christendom.

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Simple Holiness

"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will, and being just what God wants us to be."
—Saint Therese of Lisieux

This is something I have pondered often, because motherhood—as any mother would attest—is far from glamorous.

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