1. From Pope Leo the Great in the Office of Readings today:
God’s compassion for us is all the more wonderful because Christ died, not for the righteous or the holy but for the wicked and the sinful, and, though the divine nature could not be touched by the sting of death, he took to himself, through his birth as one of us, something he could offer on our behalf.
The power of his death once confronted our death. In the words of Hosea the prophet: Death, I shall be your death; grave, I shall swallow you up. By dying he submitted to the laws of the underworld; by rising again he destroyed them. He did away with the everlasting character of death so as to make death a thing of time, not of eternity. As all die in Adam, so all will be brought to life in Christ.
2. You don’t see this everyday:
— Fr Lawrence Lew OP (@LawrenceOP) March 24, 2015
3. Fr. John Tauler O.P. in Magnificat today:
Every soul has a spark of light within it, or rather a thirst within it, which even God, who can do all things, cannot quench except by giving the soul Himself — if He gave the soul all that earth and heaven contains, it would not be content without Himself; and that thirst for God is implanted in the soul’s very nature.
— Teresa Tomeo (@TeresaTomeo) March 24, 2015
(By the way: Have you read this interview about the #DamnedDevil yet?)
— Dynamic Catholic (@DynamicCatholic) March 24, 2015