If we do not fill our mind with prayer, it will fill itself with anxieties, worries, temptations, resentments, and unwelcome memories.— Scott Hahn
The most simplistic Scott Hahn quotes that will transform you to a better person
Loving difficult people will refine us.
Perhaps only in heaven will our love be so perfected that we can actually like these people, too. St. Augustine spoke of a man who, on earth, had chronic gas problems; in heaven, his flatulence became perfect music.
As we grow detached from things, we come (with God's help) to master our desires, and we give the mastery over to God. Discipline and divine grace heal the intellect and the will of the effects of concupiscence. We can begin to see things clearly.
We...sin not because we want what is evil, but because we want what isn't good enough.
At the root of all misery is unfulfilled desire.
The Mass-and I mean every single Mass-is heaven on earth. Literally.
The laws of God, like the law of gravity, do not depend upon how I feel about them. They are inexorable.
To deny the force of divine judgment, then, is to make God less than God, and to make us less than His children. For every father must discipline His children, and paternal discipline is itself a mercy, a fatherly expression of love.
I was steeped in the understanding that if 'something is Roman [Catholic], it must be wrong.
Only when we cease to rely on our own strength can we discover that God's strength is always there for us.
IF THE LORD IS OUR JOY, OUR JOY CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY.
IT CANNOT BE LOST...JOY HAD COME TO THE WORLD, AND IT HAD COME TO STAY.
Love is something worth suffering for.
Mary is God's masterpiece. Have you ever walked into a museum where an artist was displaying his work? Can you imagine him being offended if you were viewing what he considered to be his masterpiece? Would he resent your looking at that instead of at him? 'Hey, you should be looking at me!' Rather, the artist would receive honor because of the attention you were giving his work. And Mary is God's work, from beginning to end.
If you complain to someone, you assume that it's someone who really cares about you.
To go to Mass is to go to Heaven.
Down through the centuries, the Church has carefully preserved, protected, and defended its Marian teachings, because to give them up would be to give up the gospel.
A joyless Catholic is the devil's best tool. A joyful Catholic is God's greatest instrument.
God sometimes gives us what we want so we'll learn to trust Him to give us what we need.