Thursday, August 13, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 14

Supernatural Joys

The deepest joys, the only joys worthy of the name, are supernatural. These joys are born of faith and charity. The more brilliant the light of faith that presents motives for rejoicing to the mind, the greater the resulting felicity. And they increase with the growth of love. A feeble faith, a lukewarm love, will not suffice to engender spiritual joys; and so the ordinary Christian has no experience of them, and will often, indeed, refuse to believe in them.

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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