Fr. Dwight Logenecker… It is easier and more fun to tear down than to build up. It is easier and more fun to blame others than to take responsibility. It is easier and more fun to take the broad road to destruction.
God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7
Jesus Himself compared the Church to a fishing net in which good and bad fish are ultimately separated by God Himself. There is also the parable of the Church as a field on which the good grain that God Himself has sown grows, but also the weeds that “an enemy” secretly sown onto it. Indeed, the weeds in God’s field, the Church, are excessively visible, and the evil fish in the net also show their strength. Nevertheless, the field is still God’s field and the net is God’s fishing net. And at all times, there are not only the weeds and the evil fish, but also the crops of God and the good fish. To proclaim both with emphasis is not a false form of apologetics, but a necessary service to the Truth.
— Pope Benedict XVI
Be not wise in thine own eyes:
fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
— Proverbs 3:7–8
Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food — and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. — 1 Corinthians 6:13
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. — 1 Corinthians 6:18
“He who busies himself with the sins of others, or judges his brother on suspicion, has not yet even begun to repent or to examine himself so as to discover his own sins…”