Sunday, April 25, 2010

Principles and Practices - April 26

Thoughts and Feelings

Thoughts and feelings do not matter. We shall be judged by our will. So give your attention to acts and words - I don't mean to say that you may gloat over proud thoughts, but leave them alone, don't bother with them. See that you never do a proud act or say a proud word, and the thoughts will be starved out and gradually disappear. An uncharitable word cannot be spoken without malice. If there be no malice, it may be indiscreet, but it is not uncharitable.

-Rev. D. Considine, 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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