One last tribute to my primary namesake – St. Jerome. I went online to find the only quote I knew he had stated “Ignorance of the Bible is Ignorance of Christ.” ; that quote was part of what motivated me to write this daily (almost) blog. What I found were numerous more quotes contributed to him…I thought I would take today and share them with you. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. I found them on the website azquotes.
When we pray we speak to God;
but when we read, God speaks to us.
The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever reaching the bottom.
It is our part to seek,
His to grant what we ask;
ours to make a beginning,
His to bring it to completion;
ours to offer what we can,
His to finish what we cannot.
Make knowledge of the Scripture your love … Live with them, meditate on them, make them the sole object of your knowledge and inquiries.
A false interpretation of Scripture causes that the gospel of the Lord becomes the gospel of man, or, which is worse, of the devil.
Be at peace with your own soul, then heaven and earth will be at peace with you.
There are things in life that are bigger than ourselves. Life is short, live it well.
Instead of speaking saintly words we must act them.
Martyrdom does not consist only in dying for one’s faith. Martyrdom also consists in serving God with love and purity of heart every day of one’s life
The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart.
And one more for the road…
Music to me is a voice, my voice, it’s my way of expressing what colours can I bring in, what emotions, what feel. What ideas can I bring out from these instruments that would make this song come alive.
That last one really hit home for me. To think my primary namesake, so many years prior to me, shared the same love for music that I do. It a blessing for me to do this blog because I find the more I dig into my religion, the more I amazed at how wonderful our God truly is.
Do something great for our Lord today – spend some time reading about God and your patron saints. You might get the same gift I was given this morning.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
But you, man of God, pursue righteousness,
devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness.
Compete well for the faith.