Thursday, March 22, 2012

The power of His Name

"Nothing restrains anger, curbs pride, heals the wound of malice, bridles self-indulgence, quenches the passions, checks avarice and puts unclean thoughts to flight as does the Name of Jesus."  (St. Bernard of Clairvaux)

"The more rain falls on the earth, the softer it makes it.  Similarly, Christs holy name gladdens the earth of our heart the more we call upon it."  (St. Hesychois)

"No one can say 'Jesus is Lord' except in the Holy Spirit."  (1 Corinthians 12:3)