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.
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