In a civilized society ideas are shared and evaluated. Ideas are measured against received wisdom. In wisdom there is no lie.
No one heals himself by wounding another.—St. Ambrose
For the faithful believer, the disciple of Jesus Christ, the realities which the Church proposes are binding on those who freely accept Jesus' call. A disciple may not put his or her hand to the plough, as it were, then ignore the demands of the Gospel upon his or her life. The demands of the Gospel, unlike the demands of the world, for example, are life giving. The Gospel leads one into an ever deepening appreciation of the mystery of love, the drama of man's redemption by God and the journey of a soul into the heart of God. Anyone who has ever been in love knows that love is demanding. Anyone who has been in love knows that authentic love magnifies the inherent dignity of the people involved. Those who enter willingly into the relationship of self sacrificing love in Holy Matrimony are bound together in a lifelong communion. In such a binding communion two people discover authentic freedom, a freedom made possible because the spouses are bound together in Christ.
We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become.—St. Clare of Assisi
Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.—St. Francis of Assisi
The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are.—St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)