June 3, 2010

From My Confessor

"When you're in love with someone, you look forward to opportunities to give a gift or do something extra for that person. Birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions provide moments for people to express their love in a special or extraordinary way. In our relationship with God, these special occasions are called temptations."


Penance: the old 10, 10, and 10.

5 comments:

Michael King said...

That's an awesome quote. In the same lines, I was taught that we were more tempted to be good than we are to be bad, and as a personal thing I taught myself: I see temptation as opportunities to be good, and every day I thank God for the opportunities that were presented to me; especially the ones I have missed!

FrankCaiati said...

THIS IS SO GOOD! WOW. That's going to stick with many people. GREAT post... and great Confessor!

Jeanne said...

Great quote. I just printed that one out to keep it handy.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could find a confessor like that!

Barb, sfo said...

Amazing! I love the idea that temptation gives us not only the opportunity to do wrong, but the opportunity to do right as well.
Thanks!