Quote of the Day, 1/8/09

January 8, 2009, 2:30 pm; posted by
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“When I come before the judgment throne, I will plead the promise of God in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. I will not plead any work that I have done, although I will thank God that he has enabled me to do some good. . . I will not plead that I had faith, for sometimes I was unsure of my faith, and in any event that would be to turn faith into a meritorious work of my own. . . Whatever little growth in holiness I have experienced, whatever strength I have received from the company of the saints, whatever understanding I have attained of God and His ways ”” these and all other gifts I have received I will bring gratefully to the throne. But in seeking entry to that heavenly kingdom, I will, with Dysmas, look to Christ and Christ alone.

Then I hope to hear Him say, ‘Today you will be with Me in paradise,’ as I hope with all my being ”” because, although looking to Him alone, I am not alone ”” He will say to all.”Fr. R.J. Neuhaus (5/14/36-1/8/09)


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