Peace of Soul by Fulton Sheen

  • "What makes the bomb dangerous is not the energy it contains, but the man who uses it. Therefore, it is modern man who has to be remade." (14)
  • Kierkegaard 20
  • How to get rid of anxieties and frustrations (26-33)

    • Controlling desires

    • Transferring anxiety from body to soul

    • Surrender to the will of God

  • If we worry about our souls first all our other anxieties will fall away (29, cf Luke 12:31)
  • “There is a world of difference between knowing about God through study and knowing God through love - as great as the difference between courtship carried on by mail and one by personal contact.” (59-60)
  • "When a person is not right on the inside, there can be nothing right in his outside activities." (105)
  • chapter 8 - we need to focus more on life than on sex
  • "False isolation of the part from its whole is a common trait in contemporary thought" (166)
  • "The most substantial sin is that which we commit against ourself and especially against our own body. The offense against our own body includes a sin against the Creator" (167)
  • Top of 168 is reminiscent of CS Lewis
  • "Only be can love nobly who lives a noble life" (169)
  • “We chiefly value freedom in order to give it away” (186)