Tuesday, April 29, 2014

St. Catherine of Siena calling her spiritual director to greater courage

(I long) to see you grow out of your childhood and become a 

grown man…For an infant who lives on milk is not able to fight 

on the battlefield; he only wants to play with other children. So 

a man who is wrapped in love for himself only wishes to taste 

the milk of spiritual and temporal consolation; like a child he 

wants to be with others of its kind. But when he becomes a 

grown man he leaves behind this sensitive self love…He has 

become strong, he is firm, serious and thoughtful, he hastens to 

the battlefield and his only wish is to fight for the truth.

St. Catherine of Siena