"If, therefore, a marriage is based wholly upon feeling and emotion, then love dies when the emotion dies. But where there is a love of the person because of the nobility of character and good-heartedness, then love never ends, but increases from day to day." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010. [...]
"The fact that we conceal sins makes them peculiarly our own. Then they are not just our fault; they are our very penalty. Any concealed fault lays a heavy burden on the soul over and above the remorse for the sin itself. The shame of having hid it in the heart always makes the hider [...]
"The moment of communion is that special intimacy reserved to real lovers. There are three intimacies in life: hearing, speaking, and touching. Our first contact with anyone who loves us is to hear his voice, our second is to see him, the third--and this is reserved only for intimates--is the privilege of touch. We hear [...]
"How does a man come to faith in the Divinity of Christ? His reason establishes certain motives of credibility, namely, (1) Anyone who comes from God should be pre-announced; (2) He should be able to work wonders and signs as an attestation that He is a Divine messenger; (3) nothing that He teaches should be [...]
"As worship passes out of life, leisure becomes impossible. It reduces itself either to laziness or boredom, emptiness or compulsion." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.
"It is reason that creates motives for believing. Faith is to religion very much as credit is to business. Just as one must have a reason for giving credit, so too must one have a reason for believing." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010.
"Faith today is identified with a kind of feeling or instinctive urge toward the acceptance of an idea. Very few today realize that reason is the prelude to faith. Whether they know it or not, they follow the philosophy of Jean Jacques Rouseau, who wrote to Dom Deschamps in 1762, 'Order and method are your [...]
"How different our lives would become if we would take an hour a day not to think about the attributes of God and the moral law, but to make the love of God and the love of neighbor experientially present in our own heart and soul! Man does not want to be with God as [...]
"In the natural order, a living thing assimilates its food and incorporates it into its own substance. In the Eucharist, the roles are reversed. The Eucharist is food for our soul, but the power of assimilation here belongs to Christ, and it is He Who, feeding us, unites us and incorporates us with His life. [...]
"Leisure, therefore, is not idleness or incapacity, but a spiritual and moral quality of the soul. It has nothing to do with external factors, for example, a day off from work, a holiday, a weekend vacation, a day at the golf course." Source: Sheen Fulton, Guide to Contentment, Alba House, 2010. [...]