Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Principles and Practices - May 20

Nothing Small With God

There is nothing too small for God to notice, and there is nothing too insignificant about which to seek His help. God gives the same attention to an infinite multitude of things as He would do were there only one thing to claim His care.

Beware of transferring human limitations to the Divine Greatness.

Our imagination is equally baffled by the infinitely small revealed by the microscope as the infinitely great unfolded by the tele­scope.

To the Creator of all, many things that we with our petty, toy minds consider small, are great, and many that we call great are small.

Everything, whether large or small, is contained in, and per­meated by, the Divine Immensity.

-Fr. Degen.
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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