Saturday, July 16, 2011

For good relationships are heaven anywhere...


Neither do walls nor rich furniture make a home...But where there are good relationships, where love binds the family together and to God, there happiness is always to be found.


For good relationships are heaven anywhere.

But the fire of love must be kept burning warmly and brightly with the sweet wood of sacrifice. In teaching us to cross the "I" out of life, our Lord tells us the secret of happiness. 



Divine love seeks to give rather than receive, to serve rather than to be served, to love rather than be loved, and will sacrifice anything for the beloved. Only then does love become a clean and holy fire in the heart.


Saint Seraphim of Sarov
Nineteenth Century

St. Seraphim quote found at Close to Home

1 comment:

stephseef said...

beautiful, Di. Thank you, thank you.