“If you wish to be the greatest, you’re going to be the slave. If you want to be first, you’re going to be the servant of all.”
“We can’t impose ideas, we have to propose them. But there’s another dimension where these things are true. And there’s all kinds of things that flow from that – the structure of the family, the structure of society, and how diversity and unity are able to go together.”
We were studying the thought of John Paul II, we were reading the encyclicals and we were starting to read some of his other works; it was our idea of a party, we were gonna get some beer and we were going to sit around and each just read.
“The things, the insights, the wisdom, the theology of the church – it’s not information that you just learn and memorize. There’s an insight into the dignity of the person that is only realized in relationship with each other.”
“The grain grows on its own. It’s about cultivating its growth.”
“We need God in our life, in our marriage. Because if we deprive ourselves of that loving relationship, of his plan, we’re building our house on sand. And it will collapse.”
“We see only our pain, but we need to ask God for the graces in those moments and pray for those who are in those situations – to see that God has not left them out of that storm. That they can call upon our Lord, and He can give us a grace to point us back to our ultimate hope, our ultimate home.”
“God also knows that we have this ability to fail; to royally mess up. But he’s ok with that. Why? Because He can bring us back, and mercy can make up for that.”
I didn’t want drama, I wanted bliss. But when those dramatic moments happen in marriage, what do you do? Do you say “Well, maybe I should just start over and get out while the gettin’s good” or do we need to take a reinvestment in our understanding of what Love is?
Listen to At the Heart as Jason discusses continuous education.