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If we want to join our good Mother in Heaven, we must detach ourselves from the world.
story0419-Every soul who has recognized the truth of the Catholic Church is strictly obliged to enter it.
Jesus Christ said, “What does it profit a man to gain the universe, if he comes to lose his soul?”
The Saints knew how to win the hearts of heretics and sinners by their charity. Harshness and intolerance would have produced the opposite effect. Our Lord would say to us, “Go and do likewise.” We must be tolerant of those who are not members of the Church; for though they are in error, they are our brothers.
He who in due course professes his faith without human respect resembles a valiant warrior: this one is decorated, but this one will receive from God an infinite reward.
We must not argue for long with those who mock us because of our religion.
Often the courage of faith is at first met with mockery or trouble, but sooner or later it wins the esteem and respect of even the most ill-intentioned.
If here on earth, where Christ does not show Himself in His glory, we blush to belong to Him and His Church, He will send us away empty-handed on the day of judgment.
The Saints were attentive to God and faithfully followed His inspirations.
The little one, being in church beside her mother, said softly in her ear, “Mother, are you not longing to receive Jesus Christ? Go and confess.”