Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, May 20, 2018

We are ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent;

we are set free by the foolishness of God.

Augustine

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Entirely by yourself as an individual you can go to hell,

but alone you cannot go to heaven,

for to go to heaven we need what one may call the natural grace

of the mutual dependence on each other here on earth.

Francis Devas

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God would not have given us souls

capable of contemplating and desiring this holy eternity,

if He had not intended to bestow on us the means of obtaining it.

St. Francis of Sales

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Jesus Christ stoops and lets the sinner jump on His back,

and so saves him from death.

Martin Luther

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You are not accepted by God because you deserve to be,

or because you have worked hard for Him;

but because Jesus died for you.

Colin Urquhart

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