Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Strange Idea

The quote continues:

"The error is rather an amiable one, for it springs from humility. The student is half afraid to meet one of the great philosophers face to face. He feels himself inadequate and thinks he will not understand him. But if he only knew, the great man, just because of his greatness, is much more intelligible than his modern commentator. The simplest student will be able to understand, if not all, yet a very great deal of what Plato said; but hardly anyone can understand some modern books on Platonism. It has always therefore been one of my main endeavors as a teacher to persuade the young that first-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but it is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire." -C. S. Lewis, in his Introduction to "On the Incarnation," by Saint Athanasius

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, On Prayer

"Everything starts with prayer. Love to pray--- feel the need to pray often during the day and take the trouble to pray. If you want to pray better, you must pray more. The more you pray, the easier it becomes. Perfect prayer does not consist of many words but in the fervor of the desire which raises the heart to Jesus."

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Saturday, August 6, 2016

For All You Catechists Out There

Quote taken from the wonderful book, To Heal, Proclaim, and Teach, by Jared Dees