Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Me, Myself, and I

What is it that you do when you're proud or you lack humility? You kind of nourish yourself: "Mmm, I'm wonderful, I'm always right, I'm always good, I'm always persecuted.  I'm always this, I'm always that."  It's me, myself, and I.  You see, you're going to live with a trinity one way or another.  The trinity is either me, myself, and I, or it's the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The choice is yours.  But if you're not with God, you're with yourself.

~ Mother Angelica, Private and Pithy Lessons from the Scriptures


Soutenus said...

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.”

Saint Augustine

Karen said...

I second that Soutenus! Thanks for sharing!