Saturday, May 09, 2009

Quote of the Day: Edifying Reformers

‘The critic without love resembles rather a man who scratches himself all the more furiously, the more fiercely he itches, a process which of course can only result in exacerbating and spreading the inflammation. The great saints were reformers of the Church but they were edifying reformers. Not all great reformers were saints, that is to say those who truly loved; many of them destroyed more than they built up…’

Hans Urs von Balthasar (as quoted in Authenticity by Fr. Thomas Dubay)

I'm piecing together a virtual notebook where I'm collecting favorites quotes (and other tidbits), particularly on education and family life, in one place. You can take a peek at the project (under construction) here: Love2learn Notebook

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