Saturday, October 10, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 11

The Only Way

The only remedy against doing evil is to do good. To use the gifts we have in the service of God, to overcome vice by virtue. There is in fact no intermediate state of inactivity in which having driven away evil we rest, before employing ourselves in doing good. Disease will only be overcome by health, light by darkness. The mind is won from wrong thoughts by right thoughts, the heart from the love of evil by learning to love good. The current of life cannot be stopped, it can but be directed into another channel.

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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