Sunday, June 14, 2009

Principles and Practices - June 15

Perfection Through Law

In proportion as we violate any of the laws of our physical, moral, or intellectual nature, we lose some of our freedom of action; in proportion as we know and obey their laws we are free. Perfect health, and vigour of mind and body depend upon conformity to law. And perfect spiritual liberty, the possession of the power of complete spiritual self-expression and action, depends upon perfect conformity to those laws upon which the spiritual life is based and by which it matures.

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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