Saturday, November 14, 2009

Principles and Practices - November 15

The Presence Of God In Our Souls

What a surprise it must be, to see within us that Infinite Beauty, the sight of whom causes eternal joy in heaven, and to reflect on His condescension in dwelling in this house of ours, to illuminate it by His light, and to adorn it by His splendour! And once we behold within us a beauty so noble and so perfect, will we ever again permit our looks to wander after the wretched things of this world, which are falsely styled beautiful, and are admired as such by so many to the great peril of their souls? Wherefore shall we say with David: 'Turn away my eyes that they may not behold vanity' (Ps. cxiii, 37).

-J. Frassinetti.
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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