St John of the Cross has a quick and easy reference when he discusses “joy in the delights of food” in the Ascent of Mount Carmel. Simply take a look at the rich man and his sumptuous banquet while poor Lazarus lies at his gate like a piece of garbage, attracting the attention of the rich man’s hounds.
Quote of the day, 19 September: St. John of the Cross
St John of the Cross has advice for us about asking God for favors: He has “more compassion when He beholds the need and resignation of a soul that loves Him;” in other words, God doesn’t need our opinions about what is best for us!
Quote of the day, 11 April: St. Teresa of the Andes
The house of Bethany was the delight of Jesus when He was on earth; ; it was His favorite dwelling. There He was intimately known by Lazarus, served by Martha and madly loved by Mary.
Quote of the day, 24 September: St. Teresa of Avila
O God of my soul, how we hasten to offend You and how You hasten even more to pardon us! What reason is there, Lord, for such deranged boldness? Could it be that we have already understood Your great mercy and have forgotten that Your justice is just? The sorrows of death surround me [Ps... Continue Reading →
Quote of the day, 4 March: St. John of the Cross
Joy in the delights of food directly engenders... lack of charity toward one's neighbor and the poor, as toward Lazarus on the part of the rich man who ate sumptuously each day