Robert Cardinal Sarah said that “the real questions of life are posed in silence.” Michael Seagriff offers 100 challenging quotations to reflect on in the silence in Pondering Tidbits of Truth, Volume 5.
Seagriff was a lawyer for 30 years (now retired). He is also a Lay Dominican, has led a prison ministry program, and spent many years promoting Perpetual Eucharistic Devotion.
In this short book, he includes quotations from such notables as St. Catherine of Siena, St. John of the Cross, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Francis de Sales, St. John Paul II, St. John Vianney, Dr. Peter Kreft, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
This is a preview of some of the quotes you will have the opportunity to ponder:
It should be our principal business to conquer ourselves, and, from day to day, to go on increasing in strength and perfection. Above all, however, it is necessary for us to strive to conquer our little temptations, such as fits of anger, suspicions, jealousies, envy, deceitfulness, vanity, attachment and evil thoughts. For in this way we shall acquire strength to subdue greater ones. – St. Francis de Sales
He will provide the way and the means, such as you could never have imagined. Leave it all to Him, let go of yourself, lose yourself on the Cross, and you will find yourself entirely. – St. Catherine of Siena
When once we have placed ourselves totally in the hands of God, we have no cause to fear misfortune, for if any should come to us, He will know how to make it turn to our good by ways which we do not know now, but which, one day, we shall know. – St. Vincent de Paul
Pondering Tidbits of Truth is great for picking out one quote at a time to reflect on and pray about.