Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shedding Light on Greater Truths

"Yet no sinner should ever despair of God's mercy as long as he lives. For there is  hardly a tree so thorny and knotted that men cannot make smooth and beautiful. So likewise there is no sinner in this world so bad that God cannot adorn him in many ways with grace and virtue."
    
-from The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Part 5: Sayings of Brother Giles
the book is by Raphael Brown; copy-write 1962


See how this quote uses the truth revealed in nature to speak in a way so we can understand God's immense power and generosity? I hope there will not come a day when these types of living analogies will be incomprehensible to the young. They will forget, or never know, if we do not teach them.

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