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Christmas is not an event within history but is rather the invasion of time by eternity.

— Hans Urs von Balthasar, Light of the World  <link>

Evil Is Always Small

I think evil is always small, and that good is infinite. Evil closes itself to God and thus becomes even smaller; Good opens itself to God and thus becomes infinite. Evil cannot become so large as to fill even the universe. God became so small that He could fill Hell and then burst it asunder because it could not contain Him. Every good deed will have eternal remembrance, but even the largest deeds of the evil will be forgotten.

— Fr. Stephen Freeman (via)  <link>

What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.

— Henry Van Dyke  <link>

Affliction is able to drown out every earthly voice…but the voice of eternity within a man it cannot drown.

— Søren Kierkegaard  <link>