Monday, August 24, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Are we all equal in heaven?

That's what St Thérèse of Liseaux, a Doctor of the Church, has to say. 

You knew all my intimate thoughts and cleared up all my doubts. I once told you how astonished I was that God does not give equal glory in heaven to all His chosen. I was afraid they were not at all equally happy. You made me bring Daddy’s tumbler and put it by the side of my thimble. You filled them both with water and asked me which was fuller. I told you they were both full to the brim and that it was impossible to put more water in them than they could hold. And so, Mother darling, you made me understand that in heaven God will give His chosen their fitting glory and that the last will have no reason to envy the first. By such means, you made me understand the most sublime mysteries and gave my soul its essential food. —St. Thérèse of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul. (New York: Double Day, 2001) 20.

You can find some quotes here. Or read the full Story of the Soul. It is very good. 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

How does the body of Christ taste (theological fun)

This is some theological fun from barefood and pregnant
Sienna: “Mom, can you tell me what the Blood of Christ tastes like, since I’ve never had it before?”

Me: “It tastes like wine. Just like the Body of Christ tastes like a cracker, even though it’s become the actual Body of Christ.”

The Ogre: “That’s just because Mom’s a sinner, sweetie. When I drink it, it tastes like blood.”