January 29, 2012
St. Catherine of Siena says: "Praise be to Jesus."
"These days, given over to excess, people search out happiness in all that is passing - materialism, physical appearance, reputation. If they cannot be satisfied in such as these, they may turn to every form of vile sin."
"Wisdom* is often based upon standards such as these - false and temporary. True Wisdom comes with the knowledge that the Kingdom of God (which, in essence, is Holy Love) lies within, when the soul surrenders to Holy Love. This is a kingdom which can be everlasting according to free will. It is happiness which bears peace in the heart. The soul is refreshed and satisfied, not always searching for something more. This is a happiness that is not received through the senses - does not satisfy ego - but quiets the spirit within. This is a joy which does not lead away from God, but unites the soul ever closer to God."
"Leaders in all realms of life need to pursue this Kingdom of God within. This is their means of righteous leadership. This Kingdom of God within leads in Truth and loving concern. Entire nations take heed."
* This is human wisdom; not the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit.