To deny one's self, to take up the cross, denotes something immeasurably grander than self-imposed penance or rigid conformity to a Divine statute. It is the surrender of self to an ennobling work, an absolute subordination of personal advantages and of personal pleasures for the sake of truth and the welfare of others, and a willing acceptance of every disability which their interests may entail.
One woman approached me as she walked past and, pointing to her four children who were manfully helping the smallest ones over the rough ground, whispered: 'How can you bring yourself to kill such beautiful, darling children? Have you no heart at all?' One old man, as he passed me, hissed: 'Germany will pay a heavy penance for this mass murder of the Jews.' His eyes glowed with hatred as he said this. Nevertheless he walked calmly into the gas-chamber.rudolf höss
No penance would ever expiate the sin against free government of holding that a President can escape control of executive powers by law through assuming his military role.robert h. jackson
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi . Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.richard m. stallman
Bhaava Pujaa, “ Psychic worship (Bhaava Pujaa) consists of a series of rituals , for temple veneration , which is called Caitya vandana. In this worship hymns of praise, adoration and devotion are recited together with the performace of penance and meditation.
The Raven's house is built with reeds, Sing woe, and alas is me! And the Raven's couch is spread with weeds, High on the hollow tree; And the Raven himself, telling his beads In penance for his past misdeeds, Upon the top I see.
Sunday School: A prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Laugh, and be fat, sir, your penance is known. They that love mirth, let them heartily drink, 'tis the only receipt to make sorrow sink.Ben Jonson
When the scourge Inexorable, and the torturing hour Calls us to penance.john milton
In the primitive Church Holy Saturday was known as Great, or Grand Saturday, Holy Saturday, the Angelic ... It is no longer, like Maundy Thursday, a day of joy , but one of joy and sadness intermingled; it is the close of the season of Lent and penance , and the beginning of paschal time.
The man hath penance done, And penance more will do.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
A pleasant virtue, extreme penance to an extreme course; Also pleasant, when God is delivering me. Pleasant, the carousal that hinders not mental exertion; Also pleasant, to drink together about horns.
They say sin touches not a man so near As shame a woman; yet he too should be Part of the penance, being more deep than she Set in the sin.algernon charles swinburne
Christ commands you to take up His cross and follow Him, not that He may humble you, or lay some penance upon you, but that you may surrender the low self-will and the feeble pride of your sin, and ascend into the sublime patience of heavenly charity.
Concerning women who commit fornication, and destroy that which they have conceived, or who are employed in making drugs for abortion, a former decree excluded them until the hour of death, and to this some have assented. Nevertheless, being desirous to use somewhat greater lenity, we have ordained that they fulfill ten years [of penance], according to the prescribed degrees.
Let her that procures abortion undergo ten years' penance, whether the embryo were perfectly formed, or not.
We hear the wail of the remorseful winds In their strange penance. And this wretched orb Knows not the taste of rest; a maniac world, Homeless and sobbing through the deep she goes.
Holy Communion is the shortest and safest way to Heaven. There are others: innocence, but that is for little children; penance, but we are afraid of it; generous endurance of trials of life, but when they come we weep and ask to be. The surest, easiest, shortest way is the Eucharist.pope pius x
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