"Whoever wants to stand alone without the support of a master and guide will be like the tree that stands alone in a field without a proprietor. No matter how much the tree bears, passers-by will pick the fruit before it ripens. "

St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"Those who love God are always happy, because their whole happiness is to fulfill, even in adversity, the will of God."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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 St Bernard of Clairvaux   (1090-1153)  Father and Doctor of the Church
Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on St Bernard

 
  ON LOVING GOD
   

By St Bernard of Clairvaux

 

Ch 16. Index of Scripture References.

   
Genesis
1:26 8:21 27:27

Numbers
20:17

Deuteronomy
6:5

Job
7:20 7:21

Psalms
1:6 7 16:2 16:11 18:1 19:7 24:3 24:3 27:8 34:8 34:8 36:4 36:6 36:8 36:8 37:16 37:28 42:2 46:4 46:4 49:18 49:18 50:15 55:6 62:11 68:3 68:13 71:16 73:25 73:26 76:2 77:2 78:8 87 87:2 88:13 94:10 94:17 103:1 106:20 112:2 115:1 116:12 116:15 118:1 118:1 120:5 130:7 136:25 139:16 145:4 145:7 145:16 148:5

Ecclesiastes
5:10

Song of Songs
1 1:8 2:5 2:6 2:11 4:13 5:1 5:1 16

Isaiah
26:7 38:14 43:7 53:12 61:7

Lamentations
3:25

Matthew
5:3 5:6 5:17 5:45 6:10 7:13 11:30 13:48 19:21 25:21 25:34 25:41 25:41 26:29

Luke
6:24 6:38 7:47 10:27 12:31 12:47 20:18 22:30

John
1:16 3:16 3:16 4:34 4:42 5:23 6:54 6:60 6:63 14:6 14:26 15:13

Acts
2:13

Romans
5:10 6:12 7:24 7:24 8:15 8:16 8:18 8:28 8:32 10:12 12:15 13:8

1 Corinthians
1:31 2:9 4:7 4:17 5:9 5:16 6:17 9:20 13:5 13:5 13:5 15:42 15:46 15:46 15:50

Galatians
4:4

Ephesians
5:27 5:29

Philippians
2:10 2:21 3:20

Colossians
3:5

1 Thessalonians
5:21

1 Timothy
1:5 1:9 6:8 6:9

2 Timothy
2:12

Hebrews
9:12

James
1:5 1:14

1 Peter
1:22

1 John
3:18 4:8 4:18 4:19

Revelation
19:9 21:5

Wisdom
9:15

Sirach
18:30 24:20 24:21