Bishop Fulton Sheen on Marriage...

From his book written in 1951- Three To Get Married:

"There comes to every human, at one period or another, the discovery of his nothingness. The man who wanted a certain position eventually becomes dissatisfied with it, and wants something higher; he who has wealth does not have enough, not even with the first million. So, in married love, there comes the crisis of not completely realizing the ideal. But this crisis of nothingness which comes to everyone, married or not, does not mean life is to be mocked. One has not hit the bottom of life, but only the bottom of one's ego...


During this crisis of nothingness, the thing that hearts are kicking and complaining against in not their destiny, nor their nature, but their limits, their weakness, their insufficiency. The human heart is not wrong in wanting love; it is wrong only in thinking that a human can completely supply it. What the soul yearns for in the crisis is the Light of love, which is God, and not the shadow...instead of thinking that the other partner is to blame for this emptiness, which is so common today, one ought to peer into his own soul....the thorn in the flesh is a summons to climb to the Flame of Love which is God."

Comments

Jordan said…
This country needs him as a Saint... I know his cause is on to the Bishops now. Pray for his cause :)
lil ole me said…
I agree

his wisdom is beyond compare

what a wonderful quote
lil ole me said…
his wisdom is beyond compare

what a wonderful quote

thank you for this posting and website

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