The Source of Happiness
The first principle of the Christian faith is to walk in the presence of God; this means to live in the fear of God. We must ever look towards God and carry Him in our hearts - that is, with the wondering eyes of belief we must marvel at His unending greatness and perfection; we must in thankful love worship His unbounded goodness and wisdom. This is intercourse with Him, in which nothing hard or unpleasant, nothing bitter or irksome can be found; it means that as often as we look up to Him, we receive new incentives and graces and are refreshed, strengthened, and instructed by Him.
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