June 25, 2017

 

Matthew 10:32-33: So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.

 

2 Timothy 2:11-12: The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we shall also live with him; if we endure, we shall also reign with him; if we deny him, he also will deny us;

 

Catechism of the Catholic Church #1816: The disciple of Christ must not only keep the faith and live on it, but also profess it, confidently bear witness to it, and spread it: "All however must be prepared to confess Christ before men and to follow him along the way of the Cross, amidst the persecutions which the Church never lacks." Service of and witness to the faith are necessary for salvation: "So every one who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven; but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven."

Pope Francis: "Let us all remember this: one cannot proclaim the Gospel of Jesus without the tangible witness of one’s life. When one does not profess Jesus Christ, one professes the worldliness of the devil."

 

St. Francis of Assisi: "Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society."

 

St. Thomas More: "Whoever bids other folks to do right, but gives an evil example by acting the opposite way, is like a foolish weaver who weaves quickly with one hand and unravels the cloth just as quickly with the other."