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You should not believe your conscience and your feelings more than the word which the Lord who receives sinners preaches to you.

    Topics: Conscience, Feelings

I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

    Topics: Contentment

Next to faith this is the highest art - to be content with the calling in which God has placed you.

    Topics: Contentment

Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me. Amen.

    Topics: Contentment

I am afraid that the schools will prove the very gates of hell, unless they diligently labor in explaining the Holy Scriptures and engraving them in the heart of the youth.

    Topics: Education, Diligence, Youth

When schools flourish, all flourishes.

    Topics: Education

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf of springtime.

    Topics: Eternity, Nature, Resurrection

Our Lord God doeth work like a printer, who setteth the letters backward; we see and feel well His setting, but we shall see the print yonder in the life to come.

    Topics: Eternity

Monastic vows rest on the false assumption that there is a special calling, a vocation, to which superior Christians are invited to observe the counsels of perfection while ordinary Christians fulfil only the commands; but there simply is no special religious vocation since the call of God comes to each at the common tasks.

    Topics: Faith

Night and day I pondered until I saw the connection between the justice of God and the statement that 'the just shall live by his faith.' Then I grasped that the justice of God is that righteousness by which through grace and sheer mercy God justifies us through faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be reborn and to have gone through open doors into paradise.

    Topics: Faith, Justification

Faith cannot be inherited or gained by being baptized into a Church. Faith is a matter between the individual and God.

    Topics: Faith

Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.

    Topics: Faith, Service

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