Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
Nothing remains intact without effort. Repetition of formulas does not assure the transmission of thought. It is not safe to entrust a doctrinal treasure to the passivity of memory. Intelligence must play a part in its conservation, rediscovering it, so to speak, in the process.
The Church is a perpetual construction site.
The turning point in history will be the moment man becomes aware that the only god of man is man himself.
It's not sincereity, it is truth which frees us, because it transforms us. It tears us away from our inmost slavery.
The age of the proof is in decline, it is the hour of 'witness' that is coming, hour of the 'marturioa', very calm and very complete: a hope which seems close to being realised.
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