Pope Benedict XVI on Letting Christ Enter Fully into our Lives

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‎If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are we not perhaps afraid to give up something significant . . .? Do we not then risk ending up diminished and deprived of our freedom? . . . No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship are the doors of life opened wide. Only in this friendship is the great potential of human existence truly revealed. Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation. And so, today, with great strength and great conviction, on the basis of long personal experience of life, I say to you, dear young people: Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return.

Pope Benedict XVI, April 24, 2005

GK Chesterson on Christianity

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Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags.

GK Chesterson

C.S Lewis on Aiming for Heaven

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Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.

C. S. Lewis

St. Therese The Little Flower on Jesus Protecting from Harm

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No harm can come to me since, in whatever happens, I see only the tender hand of Jesus.

St. Therese, The Little Flower

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on Judging the Catholic Church by her Members

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Judge the Catholic Church not by those who barely live by its spirit, but by the example of those who live closest to it.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

St. Augustine on Confession and Reconciliation

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Whoever confesses his sins . . . is already working with God. God indicts your sins; if you also indict them, you are joined with God. Man and sinner are, so to speak, two realities: when you hear “man” – this is what God has made; when you hear “sinner” – this is what man himself has made. Destroy what you have made, so that God may save what he has made. . . . When you begin to abhor what you have made, it is then that your good works are beginning, since you are accusing yourself of your evil works. The beginning of good works is the confession of evil works. You do the truth and come to the light.

St. Augustine – referenced in CCC Paragraph 1458

Winston Churchill on Socialism

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Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

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