Thursday, September 24, 2009

Principles and Practices - September 25

Remember This

O you, who are accustomed to follow in all things the caprices of your own will, and to live in the pleasures, feastings, and enjoyments of the world, have pity on yourselves. Remember that a day will come when you will be subjected for ever, aye, for ever, to all the furies of the powers of hell. Remember that the same Judge who now beseeches you, will then pronounce your sentence, and that you are not assured of another moment of life. Wherefore, then, do you refuse to live eternally? Oh, the hardness of human hearts! Let Thy boundless mercy soften them, oh, my God.

-Spirit of St. Theresa.
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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