Thursday, February 23, 2012

"We must be careful never to use the demands of one area of our life in formation as an excuse for not living up to the demands and requirements of another part. It may be an explanation, but we ought never to use it as an excuse, much less a justification. One who genuinely seeks to serve Christ and his church must learn not only to do a constant juggling and balancing act, but must gradually learn to give equal care and thoughtful attention to each area of his life. This will certainly not be easy to accomplish, but neither is it impossible. Nor must it be seen as such. Our love for Christ and our commitment to his people later on as priests, if it were authentic, asks that we begin to live its demands, not at some distant point in the future, but now. What one is as a seminarian, he will be as a priest".

"The Kingdom of Heaven is a condition of the heart." (Friedrich Nietzsche)