Sunday, January 29, 2023

Spiritual Quote of the Day (St. Thomas Aquinas, on Many Cries to the Lord)

“Many cry to the Lord that they may win riches, that they may avoid losses; they cry that their family may be established, they ask for temporal happiness, for worldly dignities; and, lastly, they cry for bodily health, which is the patrimony of the poor. For these and suchlike things many cry to the Lord; hardly one cries for the Lord Himself! How easy it is for a man to desire all manner of things from the Lord and yet not desire the Lord Himself! As though the gift could be sweeter than the Giver!”— St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) [Angelic] Doctor of the Church, On Prayer and the Contemplative Life (2012)

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