Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Fire

Fire alarm in the narthex of St. Michael's Cathedral.

After communion if you do not feel some spiritual nourishment, this is a sign of spiritual infirmity or spiritual death. The fire has been put in your breast, but you have not felt the heat. The honey has been placed in your mouth, but you have not tasted the sweetness.

But if you do feel some consolation, it is no credit to you, but to His immense goodness, which reaches out to the bad and consoles the ungrateful, and so you say in your heart: I have detested your mercy and cursed your gifts. If God has done such good to me, a sinner, what would He do, if I were to correct my life? Thus of all people I want to change myself and come close to You forever.  
                                       – St. Bonaventure

1 comment:

  1. Accendat in nobis Dominus ignem sui amoris, et flammam aeternae caritatis.