Wednesday, February 18, 2015

To Cling to What is True

'Christian abnegation
is not composed
completely of renunciation; 
it leads to something
tangible and definite.
We abandon what is false 
to cling to what is true. 
We empty our hearts
of earthly things 
to make room for eternal. 
We lose our selves 
to gain Christ.'

Father William Doyle

Painting: Jules-Joseph Lefebvre


  1. You lay hold of the best and present it beautifully. Words like these are nourishing and precious...linking me to all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy.

  2. Yes, I agree wholeheartedly with Rebecca! These words today remind us that we are embracing divinity more when we are in renunciation of what keeps us preoccupied and turning away from it. How many times we choose the lesser! God Bless...

  3. And that painting! The color of the cloth is a feast for winter eyes. The hands and complexion of her face are amazing. Beautiful....

    1. Thank you! I agree that the painting is a feast - I am so taken with it.