Sunday, February 28, 2021

Spiritual Quote of the Day (St. John XXIII, on Jesus and ‘The Law of Love’)

“God has engraved his law on men’s hearts; he has revealed it through Moses. It is a strict law, and sometimes it may seem a hard one. But when Jesus, the Redeemer of the world, came down to join us he explained it and made it gentler, giving it a new, fascinating and appealing character. It is the law of love, of forgiveness, of wise judgment; it is the law of forbearance, according to the various circumstances, always provided that there be no question of violating the Lord’s commandment. Therefore the true Christian, serving one master only, is on the right road and has nothing to fear.”—St. John XXIII (1881-1963), Days of Devotion: Daily Meditations From the Good Shepherd, translated by Dorothy White, edited by John P. Donnelly (1967, reprinted 1996)

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