Thursday, October 15, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 16

A Comparison

The average Christian, my brethren, is not unlike the deluded Baltasar. Engrossed with worries in the daily struggle for existence or distracted with amusements - perhaps falsely secure in some power he possesses or intoxicated with pride - he too often forgets the more serious business of life and grows careless about the one thing necessary for him, the safety of the kingdom of his immortal soul.

-Lonergan, S.J.
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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