IF a man went to a king to ask for some trifling coin, like a farthing, I think he would but insult his king. We honour God when, though we see how miserable we are, we ask for great graces, trusting in the goodness of God and his fidelity to his promises of granting to the man who prays whatever grace he asks.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927