Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dying to Live

Cor Jesu Chapel 

If a man is ever to enjoy communion with Christ, 
so as to have the blood of God running in his veins and the
 spirit of God throbbing in his soul,
 he must die to the lower life of the flesh.
He must be born again.... 
And hence the law of Calvary is the law of every Christian:
 unless there is the Cross there will never be the resurrection,
 unless there is the defeat of Calvary 
there will never be the victory of Easter,
 unless there are the nails
 there will never be the glorious wounds, 
unless there is the garment of scorn,
 there will never be the robes blazing like the sun,
 unless there is the crown of thorns
 there will never be the halo of light
...for the law laid down at the beginning of time
 which shall be effective until time shall be no more,
 is that no one shall be crowned unless he has struggled and overcome.

Fulton J. Sheen, The Moral Universe

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