Friday, August 07, 2009

Principles and Practices - August 8

Suit The Means

It is of the greatest importance to foresee clearly and perfectly the end whither we are tending, that so, knowing its beauty, the desire of attaining it may move us to undergo all labours encountered in the gaining thereof. Now, since our end is so noble and divine that the con­sideration of its worth suffices to make us, for its sake, to despise all that the world so highly esteems, even kingdoms and empires, as nothing in com­parison with it, so the means for reaching it must be disposed accordingly.

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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