For their short pithy brilliant whimsical way of saying things, I love to collect Twitter and other Quality Quintessential quips, quotes, questions, musings and maxims from the furthest reaches of the internet to the obscure book hidden in the dusty corner of some long forgotten book store and save them for a rainy day post. I just might need some wonderful wordful beauty to express a sentiment or idea in what I’m writing so I created this particular post with that purpose in mine.
Janet@Mystagogy1013: Tweeting to the choir gives us all support and encouragement, which is much needed in these days.
This peculiarly particular post is the offspring of that larger post with a more specific focus in mind from a topic listed in that larger post. It is also but one of the many children of that post. You can go big or go home to this shorter post and pluck what you need from the collected treasure of the Broad Chorus of Catholic Thinkers and similar like minded individuals and insert it into whatever it is your working on at the moment. Or perhaps you just might want to read a short something that will put a chuckle, a prayer or a nifty thought into your brain. And perhaps any truth beauty or goodness may leak into your soul making you a more loving, faithful and hopeful person and draw you closer to Christ.
In this post were Tweeting to the Choir about…
Tweeting to the Choir The Triune God
Catholic Kangaroo@CatholicKanger1: I think that perhaps G-d is like a Catholic patriarch in one of the Eastern churches. With a long, unkempt beard. Always quoting Holy Scripture. Dedicated to prayer and the liturgy, but not to the rubrics. Amazingly gentle with penitents, but ferocious with monks and nuns.
Mark@fom4life: God works in everyday life, sometimes when we least expect it. In the ordinary events of our lives, we are called to experience a call and conversion in extraordinary ways.-Father Dan O’Connell,
Mary Beth Giltner@m_b_baker: It hit me yesterday, and I’m still chewing on it today. Jesus in the Gospel rebuked Peter for thinking like a human. As if “thinking as God does” isn’t just an invitation for us, but an expectation. Lord, keep helping me to let the light in. #FridayThoughts
Andy Thomas@sophiaseeker_at: Give God everything, especially your honest thoughts and feelings about Him and those circumstances or people you don’t like. It’s not like He doesn’t know them anyway. No LARPing, no pretending.
Father Chris Pietraszko@FrChrisP: God is often hidden in ordinary ways. To those who seek him out, he lifts the veil on such ordinary experiences or perceived realities, and shows us His goodness, beauty, love, inner-unity, being, and truth. Pray to know Him, hidden in ordinary things, people, and life.
By being transparent and honest with God, you can let Him in to heal your life.
Sr. Miriam James@onegroovynun: “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son.”—St. John Paul II
Knowledge of God
132Kalpurrnia@kalpurrnia: “We can never attain a maximum love of God with only a minimum knowledge of God.” – Frank Sheed
Fr. Harrison Ayre �@FrHarrison: I often get emails that claim to “understand what God is doing in the world”
And I realize more and more how we Christians treat God’s ways and the idea of mystery in a far too modern sense as a code to unlock. This is an epistemology that doesn’t fit with the Christian vision
We gotta figure out how this appearance of Mary is tied to this world event and this is how God is trying to get us to repent” This is Gnosticism, and it’s trying to reduce knowing God’s ways to our level. God’s answer in Job 38-41 should always be a sobering reality check
Patrick Madrid ✌�@patrickmadrid: There is nothing that can be known that God does not know. There is nothing that exists that God does not sovereignly will to exist.
Evidence of God
Fr. Dwight Longenecker@dlongenecker1: Demanding physical evidence for God’s existence is like trying to take the temperature of music.
The Catholic Talk Show@CatholicTalkSho: An atheist would say that you could take the temperature of music because sound waves inherently create heat. Agree with the sentiment though 🙂
God The Close Creator
hunter pierce d’armond, s.j.@DArmondSJ: thinking about how God is infinitely more close and near to me than I can imagine
and also how infinitely more transcendent and beyond me than I can imagine
very grateful God is much beyond my imagination. wouldn’t be a very good God if it wasn’t so!
Pope Benedict XVI@P_BenedictXV: The Word is flesh. It is given to us under the appearances of bread and thus truly becomes the Bread on which we live. This is the joy that God gives us: That he made himself one of us, that we can touch him and that he dwells among us. The joy of God is our strength.
Jesus Lover of My Soul
St. Therese@SocLittleFlower: Most beautiful death “Our Lord died on the Cross in agony, and yet this is the most beautiful death of love. To die of love is not to die in transports.” -St. Therese of Lisieux
Ashley McCully@TXTrendyChick: What was Jesus thinking about as He carried His cross? He wasn’t thinking about his wealth or successes, fame, or the meetings he would miss. He was thinking about you and me. Jesus was thinking about His death, and our life.�✝️�#Lent #mementomori @pursuedbytruth
Bret Thoman, OFS Retweeted
Friar Mario Conte@FriarMario: The gaze of Jesus overtook St. Matthew completely; it changed his life. We too must feel that gaze and follow Jesus wherever He wishes to lead us.
Pope Francis @Pontifex: The Lord knows that evil and sins do not define us; they are diseases, infections. And he comes to heal them with the Eucharist, which contains the antibodies to our negative memory. With Jesus, we can become immune to sadness.
Extraordinary God@AEM5656: “When Jesus enters the comfortable living room of your life he throws the furniture around.” Flannery O Connor
“Hidden Life in Nazareth” by Ukrainian icon writer Ivanka Demchuk.
Importance of Knowing and Loving Jesus
@CurtJester: I am going through a phase where I do not feel close to Jesus at all. Yet I am super-interested in philosophy, theology, liturgy, etc. I guess I am going through a Dork Night of the Soul.
Peter Kreeft@ProfessorKreeft: All good theology, all authentic morality is an unfolding of Jesus from within. All bad theology and morality are a diluting of Jesus.
Mark@fom4life: To know Jesus, to hear Jesus, to love Jesus, to trust Jesus, to obey Jesus, to share His life in the deepest fiber of our being, and then to serve Him — this is our goal.The laity, like priests, aspire to give Christ to others, but they can’t give Him unless they’ve got him! That is holiness. -Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
John Michael Talbot@JMTalbot: A dark cloud of non or anti Christian cultural revolution has settled on our nation and world. But Jesus is Light. Don’t get discouraged!
Living Like Jesus
Augustine of Hiphop ��@hiphopaugustine
can’t measure God like a gram or a kilo
He created space-time, did it ex nihilo
three Persons, one God, one substance, one nature
if you call us polytheists betta check ya nomenclature
I aint no Arian
three co-equal Persons
wit a love unvaryin
the word Trinity aint simply educational
it means the ground of all being is relational
Sachin Jose@Sachinettiyil: “The household of Jesus, Mary and Joseph became a ‘home away from home’ for the eternal Son of God. It was an outpost of heaven, an image of the Trinity in the world.” – Dr. Scott Hahn Father