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    But the Jews will also be believers, so you can say that all the saints, both gentiles and Jews, will go into the millennial kingdom and populate the earth.

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    But the saints are never the kind of killjoy spinster aunts who go in for faultfinding and lack all sense of humor. (Nor should the Karl Barth who so loved and understood Mozart be regarded as such.)For humor is a mysterious but unmistakable charism inseparable from Catholic faith, and neither the "progressives" nor the "integralists" seem to possess it - the latter even less than the former.

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    Candlesticks and incense not being portable into the maintop, the sailor perceives these decorations to be, on the whole, inessential to a maintop mass. Sails must be set and cables bent, be it never so strict a saint's day; and it is found that no harm comes of it. Absolution on a lee-shore must be had of the breakers, it appears, if at all; and they give plenary and brief without listening to confession.

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    Charity is the cement which binds Communities to God and persons to one another . . .

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    Christ does not force our will, He only takes what we give Him. But He does not give Himself entirely until He sees that we yield ourselves entirely to Him.

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    Christian literature makes reference to many episodes that parallel the experiences of those going a yogic way. Saint Anthony, one of the first desert mystics, frequently encountered strange and sometimes terrifying psychophysical forces while at prayer.

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    Christianity is the supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit.The faith once delivered to the saints is a miracle gospel, a miracle salvation with physical evidences.

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    Church is not a museum for Saints, but rather a hospital for sinners.

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    Confession is something we will never outgrow, even if we become the saints God made us to be. Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were revered even during their lifetime; but both made frequent use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

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    Conversation in society is found to be on a platform so low as to exclude science, the saint, and the poet.

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    Does there exist a single instance of a saint asserting that he himself possessed the gift of miracles?

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    Delicate humor is the crowning virtue of the saints.

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    Do not be troubled because you have not great virtues. God made a million spears of grass where He made one tree. The earth is fringed and carpeted, not with forests, but with grasses. Only have enough of little virtues and common fidelities, and you need not mourn because you are neither a hero or a saint.

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    Do not try to excuse your faults; try to correct them

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    Don't imagine that, if you had a great deal of time, you would spend more of it in prayer. Get rid of that idea; it is no hindrance to prayer to spend your time well.

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    Every effort to make society sensitive to the importance of the family, is a great service to humanity.

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    Don't neglect your spiritual reading. - Reading has made many saints.

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    Do you know any better way to make saints than to be one yourself?

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    Enjoy yourself as much as you like - if only you keep from sin.

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    Even a saint may take pleasure, in retrospect, in having been once desired

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    Every bridge is a holy saint; it helps everyone who comes to him and protects them from the precipices!

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    Every moment comes to us pregnant with a command from God, only to pass on and plunge into eternity, there to remain forever what we have made of it.

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    Every Saint belongs to the court of the Queen of All Saints.

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    Every time the enemy throws us off our guard, and we give way to temptation, he gains so much; he weakens us and strengthens himself; when we resist temptation, it strengthens the Saints and weakens the enemy.

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    For me the road became a zone, in places like Saint Marks poetry Project where I worked for 12 years.

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    Extend your mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His Mercy from us?

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    Forgiveness is a game only saints play Kabir.

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    For often at Church I've seen the stained high glass Pour out the Virgin and Saints, twist and untwist The mortal youth of Christ astride an ass.

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    For pity's sake, don't start meeting troubles halfway.

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    Give me ten truly detached men. and I will convert the world with them.

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    From a private gentlewoman you have made me first a marchioness, then a queen; and, as you can raise me no higher in the world, you are now sending me to be a saint in Heaven.

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    Give me great sinners to make great saints! They are glorious raw material for Grace to work upon and when you do get them saved, they will shake the very gates of Hell!

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    From somber, serious sullen saints, save us, O Lord.

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    Give not S. Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing. [Give not Saint Peter so much, to leave Saint Paul nothing.]

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    God, deliver me from sullen saints.

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    God is not only to be known in His blessed and incomprehensible being, for this is something which is reserved for His saints in the age to come. He is also known from the grandeur and beauty of His creatures, from His providence which governs the world day by day, from His righteousness and from wonders which He shows to His saints in each generation.

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    God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission.

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    God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.

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    God loves the saints as the purchase of his Son's blood. They cost him dear, and that which is so hardly got shall not be easily lost. He that was willing to expend his Son's blood to gain them, will not deny his power to keep them.

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    God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say, 'God intends me to be here because I am so useful.' Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judge at all of where that is.

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    God places His saints where they will bring the most glory to Him, and we are totally incapable of judging where that may be.

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    God saved us to make us holy, not happy. Some experiences may not contribute to our happiness, but all can be made to contribute to our holiness. Vance Havner The destined end of man is not happiness, nor health, but holiness. God's one aim is the production of saints.

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    God's training ground, where the missionary weapons are found, is the hidden, personal, worshiping life of the saint.

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    God shapes the world by prayer. The prayers of God's saints are the capitol stock of heaven by which God carries on His great work upon the earth.

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    God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, "0 Lord, Thou knowest." Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God's omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.

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    Good morrow, 'tis Saint Valentine's Day, All in the morn betime, And I a maid at your window, To be your valentine.

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    Great saints are never wimps.

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    Great saints have often been made out of great sinners, but not one was ever made out of a wimp.

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    Great writers are the saints for the godless.

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    Got Chucks on with Saint Laurent; got kiss myself I'm so pretty.