Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Principles and Practices - April 8

The Demand of Life

God puts Himself at our beck and call. "Ask and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you." He is ready and anxious to comply with our slightest wish, and it is only when we ask for foolish things that God wisely turns aside. God is infinitely rich and can bestow every good. We are not and our means are limited. But we have plenty to give, and if we can say to our fellow creatures what God has said to us - "Ask and you shall receive," and heed the calls which come to us in various ways, we shall see God in every demand which is made upon us. Time will be spared and work will be done - even com­forts will be sacrificed and necessities shared. The importunities of others will remind us of God.

-J. Hogan.
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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