What do you do when you wake up? How long is it until you look at your phone?
God wants to be first. As we journey towards becoming saints and growth in holiness, we must ask for a greater desire of God.
In this episode, St. Ambrose serves as our guide on our journey towards holiness.
St. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism, a roman governor, bishop, and a doctor of the church.
Quotes from St. Ambrose:
- “When I am at Rome, I fast on a Saturday; when I am at Milan, I do not. Follow the custom of the church where you are.”
- “It is not from your own goods that you give to the beggar; it is a portion of his own that you are restoring to him. The Earth belongs to all. So you are paying back a debt and think you are making a gift to which you are not bound.”
- “Let your door stand open to receive him, unlock your soul to him, offer him a welcome in your mind, and then you will see the riches of simplicity, the treasures of peace, the joy of grace. Throw wide the gate of your heart, stand before the sun of the everlasting light that shines on every man… It is the soul that has its door, its gates. Christ comes to this door and knocks; he knocks at these gates. Open to him; he wants to enter, to find his bride waiting and watching.”
- “The Church of the Lord is built upon the rock of the apostles among so many dangers in the world; it, therefore, remains unmoved. The Church’s foundation is unshakable and firm against assaults of the raging sea. Waves lash at the Church but do not shatter it. Although the elements of this world constantly beat upon the Church with crashing sounds, the Church possesses the safest harbor of salvation for all in distress. There is a stream which flows down on God’s saints like a torrent. There is also a rushing river giving joy to the heart that is at peace and makes for peace.”