Sunday, November 21, 2004


"All the evils of life,
all hatred, envy, discord and wars
come from self-love
which demands all rights for itself
and rejects whatever hinders self-satisfaction.

once this great enemy of charity is destroyed,
the world will enjoy the most perfect peace and union.

"In order to establish this kingdom in our hearts
we must first
destroy all other kingdoms and dominions within it,
or rather, the sole kingdom of our ego,
of our self-love,
which is the origin, sum and compendium of them all,
and which is diametrically opposed
to the Kingdom of Christ.”
Fr. Victorino Osende, O.P.
Fruits of Contemplation, p. 336