IN the way of God, a Christian must either advance in virtue, or go backward and rush headlong into vice.
"Not to advance," says St Augustine, "is to go back."
If the boat be not continually propelled against the current it will be carried away in the opposite direction and, consequently, without continual exertion, its station cannot be maintained.
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