Tag: Kingdom of Grace Series

The Meaning of Charity

“Charity, or friendship with God, is a great mystery indeed, but human friendships provide an obvious model or analogy for purposes of understanding and living in friendship with God.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Friends of God

“The Lord has revealed his plan and purpose of making us into his friends. We have no natural ability to be friends of God, and we are weak in every way, but he loves us nonetheless.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Light of Grace

“In order to live the spiritual life, in order to come to know, love, and enjoy God himself, the first thing one needs is the light of grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.  

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The Life of Grace

“Sanctifying grace is no transitory touch of God, but something of his supernatural and divine Life rooted in the depths of our souls. Sanctifying grace is the root of the whole spiritual life in us.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Graces of God

“Regardless of their forms, created graces are given to us to open our hearts to God so that we can personally receive him and freely respond to him when he pours himself out upon us in Love.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P. 

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The God of Grace

“Grace, in the first and most important sense, is God’s gift of himself to us. Grace is first of all the mystery of God saying: ‘here, have Me.’” – Fr. James Brent, O.P.

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The Gospel of Grace

“There is a  name for the wonderful act by which God reveals his inner secret to us, calls us into his inner life and transmits something of his divine Life to our very souls. The name is grace.” – Fr. James Brent, O.P. 

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The Kingdom of Grace

“God works to increase his grace or supernatural life in our souls, but God also calls us to participate in the process of growth through our free choices and various practices. Every one of us is called to go on a journey from the land of our bondages to the land of the living God in the heavenly places.” Fr. James Brent, O.P. invites us on a spiritual journey in the first post of his new series.

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