‘What we need,’ says St. Francis de Sales, ‘is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love and an ocean of patience.’
Charles Taze Russell ‘has spoken on his own authority, and you are not to fear him.’
‘The humble person is perceived as someone who gives up, someone defeated, someone who has nothing to say to the world. But this … represents God’s own way of acting.’ —Pope Benedict XVI
A period of strict fasting during Lent and the Paschal Triduum fosters a spirit of renewed commitment to God — a sorrowful heart intent on making amends.