real hard truth found in life’s warfare

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth;
and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word,
to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God,
men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.”

Pope St. John Paul II

(a wandering willet / Rosemary Beach / Julie Cook / 2020)

“We live in a fallen world.
We must therefore work out our destiny under the conditions created by sin.
Did we but realize this truth,
we would accept each of life’s trying changes in the same spirit in which
we accept the penance from the confessor.
Were we truly convinced that our hope of pardon, and consequently our salvation,
depends upon repentance, we would willingly undergo all the sufferings of life’s warfare.”

John A. Kane, p. 81
An Excerpt From
How to Make a Good Confession

4 comments on “real hard truth found in life’s warfare

  1. oneta hayes says:

    Yes, it does seem that we are only driven to seek God when hardships come. We can be drawn to Him by the glory we see in the beauty and power of nature. God can use either to bring people to him. Happy is the man who seeks Him with a thankful heart. Happy Sunday, dear Julie.

  2. Very cool, Julie! I like that “fullness of truth.” We really do need to get to know God so we can get to know ourselves. We’re pretty awesome, in God’s eyes anyway. I think if we understood our true worth and value to Him, we wouldn’t be so full of ourselves all the time. And a “fullness of truth” eventually leads to a “fullness of joy.”

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