Sunday, May 02, 2010

Principles and Practices - May 3

Keep God Before Thee

Great, indeed, is the Christian and the religious who has God in view of all his actions. He is constantly raising himself to the heights of heaven; he identifies himself, so to speak, with the Divinity, having but one will with it, and happy is he; for God who sees the secrets of all hearts, will reward even the smallest action, however indifferent in all its nature. It is our Lord Himself who says,
'Thy Father, who seeth in secret, will repay thee.'
Are we trying to attain this happiness? We cannot gain it without great purity of conscience, and a continual vigilance over self. How do we stand?

-A Father of the Society of Jesus.

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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