Not of this World

Let us not be of the world and let us not encourage others to be of the world.


Living for the world:

Hell is full of the talented, but Heaven of the energetic. - St. Jane Francis de Chantal

Adulterers, know you not that the friendship of this world is the enemy of God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of this world, becometh an enemy of God. - James 4:4

"In Hell there is Democracy, in Heaven there is a Kingdom." - St. John of Kronstadt

If you die as an unbeliever, you will be damned and lost forever. - St. John Bosco

All who die without the faith are in Hell. - St. Francis Xavier

"But God said to him: Thou fool, this night do they require thy soul of thee: and whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?" - Luke 12:20

Fight temptations of the world:

"It is by battles against hell and by resistance to temptations that we give God proofs of our love." - St. John Vianney

The attractive world:

"Hell can't be made attractive, so the devil makes attractive the road that leads there." - St. Basil the Great

"You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all." - St. Therese of Lisieux

"Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life, and thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end." - St. Ignatius 

"You aim at a devout life, dear child, because as a Christian you know that such devotion is most acceptable to God's divine majesty." - St. Francis De Sales