"What does the Gospel mean when it says, describing the Risen Lord’s appearance at Emmaus, 'He gave the impression that He was going on farther; but they urged Him to stay with them'? It means Our Lord passes us by each day in every opportunity to do good. If we neglect the opportunity, He does [...]
"The Church insists that we be in the state of grace in order to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist. As a corpse cannot receive nourishment, so neither may one without the divine life in his soul receive the divine nourishment." Source: Ven. Fulton Sheen, These are the Sacraments
"No sinner is ever consoled by having a moral theology flung at his head. Perhaps the reason why Peter and not John was chosen as the Head of the Church was because he fell and, therefore, understood human weakness. Suffering may be sent to us because we have been too narrow and selfish in our [...]
"It is part of our fallen nature to despise the trouble we do not understand… When the sufferers complain much, we are inclined to think that they are exaggerating or giving way to cowardly weakness, just as the rich are too often ready to regard the very poor as whining imposters." Source: Ven. Fulton [...]
"It will invariably be found true that those who have suffered and who are saintly are always the most merciful to others. Not to be forgotten also are those who have received mercy and forgiveness themselves. One wonders if Saint Augustine was not one of the kindest and most compassionate of men, having been so [...]
"The Christian law is not 'survival of the fittest' but 'the survival of the unfit.'" Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.
"Holy Communion is incorporation not only to the life of Christ, but also to His death. This second aspect is sometimes forgotten. St. Paul mentions it: 'So it is the Lord's death that you are heralding, whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, until he comes' (I Corinth. 11:26)... What He did in [...]
"Parents who boast of their moral uprightness can rarely sympathize with the weakness of their children; they too often make virtue repulsive instead of attractive." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.
"First, it will generally be found true that those who boast of their success in terms of money hardly ever help the poor. It is not that they are not generous, but that they are generous only to the rich. The haves are helped by those who have; it is the have-nots who help the [...]
"Many people who think they’re in love are actually falling in love with the experience of love. Because the other person gives a 'glow', qualities are attributed to him or her which do not exist." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.