Sunday, June 22, 2008

St.Thomas More



The following excerpts are from St. Thomas More's A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (Scepter Press, 2001):
If we reflect on these things and remember them well, we shall not murmur or complain in time of tribulation. Instead, we shall first take our pain patiently and see it as something of worth. Then we shall grow in goodness and see ourselves as quite worthy of tribulation. And then we shall realize that God has sent it for our own good, and so be moved to thank God for it....

Let us, then, never hope for our life to be long. We should keep it while we can, because God has so commanded, but if God so arranges that in his good graces we may go, let us be glad of it, and long to go to him. And then shall the hope of heaven comfort our heavy hearts, and out of our transitory tribulation shall we go to everlasting glory....
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2 comments:

Veritas said...

Elena, here is a link to a short passage taken from Catholic Ireland's Thought for the day which I think is very beautifully expressed:

http://www.catholicireland.net/reflect/

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Veritas!