Friday, May 29, 2009

Quote for a Friday

To be a Catholic and not to grasp what it is to be a Catholic -- that is a matter for pity, one misses so much. But to grasp it can be frightening, too, for we have not only the supernatural life given us by Christ; we have also a natural life of our own, and in harmonizing nature and grace few of us can show any spectacular success. Yet with all our mediocrity there is greatness for us; there is no other dignity given to men which can approach this, and it is given to every one of us in baptism.

~~ Frank Sheed, Theology for Beginners

I am working on a writing project which requires a bit of research, and I keep finding gems. I must stop to share them. No ... I must get back to work.

Must. Share.

Must. Stop. Sharing. Get to work.

Must close browser. Now.

(By the way, I have friends who recommended Theology for Beginnersyears ago, but this is my first reading of it. Wonderful stuff. Must read. Closing browser now ... really.)


Anonymous said...

Great comment --I love that book. Hvve you read Sheed's "To Know Christ Jesus"? Also excellent!

Betty Beguiles said...

I'm so pleased you stopped to share. This is a wonderful quote! Thanks!

Karen E. said...

I haven't read that one -- thanks, Michele!

And thanks, Betty!