Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Principles and Practices - March 11

What Faith Requires

Pride is the greatest obstacle to believing in God, for it will not suffer the intellect to become the slave of Faith; 'bringing into captivity every understanding unto the obedience of Christ.' Faith requires that all pride of soul should be brought low and humbled before the majesty of a God who speaks and reveals His mysteries in order to receive from us that sacrifice of the understanding which is first in order; 'destroying...every height that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God.'

-Msgr. Scotti.
From Principles and Practices
Compiled by Rev. J. Hogan of The Catholic Missionary Society
Published by Burns Oates & Washbourne Ltd., Publishers To The Holy See
Nihil Obstat; Eduardus J. Mahoney, S.T.D. Censor deputatus.
Imprimatur; Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius generalis.
First printed in 1930

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