Friday, October 23, 2009

Principles and Practices - October 24

It Rests With You

Under God you must save yourself: you will not be saved by circumstances, nor by the fairest surroundings of religion, amount­ing even on earth to an anticipation of your heavenly home. Short of the beatific vision, - and that He will not give you till you have come out of your trial victorious, - God cannot place you in any state so holy that you may not damn yourself therein, if so you choose.

-J. Rickaby, 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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