Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 6

Confidence in God's Mercies

A few whispered words, a few minutes' penance, and the soul doomed to hell has passed into a soul bound for heaven! How intimate, then, how condescending, how easily available is the operation of redeeming grace! The Cross reaches from earth to heaven; in it the faithfulness of God to His own Nature is mysteri­ously reconciled with mercy to the sinner, eternal Justice with reconciliation of our estranged souls to their Creator.

-Ronald A. Knox.
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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