Friday, November 16, 2007

Wise words

Tranquility and the Lord

The difference between the peace that a Buddhist acquires and a Christian acquires is love for Christ. When I see a statue of Buddha, the image of tranquility, I always want to go scratch his big, fat tummy. You see, that kind of tranquility is only based on the control of oneself in regard to nothing. But self-control for a Christian is the possession of one's mind, one's soul, by God. I have chosen a Lord.
Scripture says, "If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved"(Rom. 10:9). Some have cut it short and say, "Whoever believes in Jesus is saved". No. The devil believes in Jesus, but he is not saved. It's "Jesus is Lord" that makes you saved. He must be the Lord of your life.

-Mother Angelica
from Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality

3 comments:

Coffee Catholic said...

Amen!! Amen!! I don't always comment - but I looooove your blog Catholic sistah!

Beth said...

Yeah! We're going to Alabama for Thanksgiving and we are going to visit Our Lady of the Angels. I am pretty sure that is what it's called, anyway. :) I can't wait to take M.

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

oh i love that & have the book..i was referred to a Buddhist psychotherapist..very nice man but...