7 Quick Takes Friday: Quote Edition

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So, I’m not very good at doing the quick takes thing. I think I’ve done it a total of 3 times since I started this blog in October. This week should be easy. I’m just going to share 7 quotes about faith, life, the Church, etc that really speak to me this week. Here it goes.

#1

When you look at the crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host, you understand how much Jesus loves you now.

~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

#2

Fly from bad companions as from the bite of a poisonous snake. If you keep good companions, I can assure you that you will one day rejoice with the blessed in Heaven; whereas if you keep with those who are bad, you will become bad yourself, and you will be in danger of losing your soul.

~St. John Bosco

#3

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

~St. Teresa of Avila

#4

The sickness of a family member, friend or neighbor is a call to Christians to demonstrate true compassion, that gentle and persevering sharing in another’s pain.

~Pope John Paul II

#5

A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.

~Samuel Adams

#6

We live in a culture in which condoms can be handed out in schools and Bibles can’t. And I think that tells you everything you need to know about our society.

~Janet Smith, Contraception, Why Not?

#7

The Holy Bible is like a mirror before our mind’s eye. In it we see our inner face. From the Scriptures we can learn our spiritual deformities and beauties. And there too we discover the progress we are making and how far we are from perfection.

~Pope St. Gregory

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