Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Principles and Practices - June 23

Remove the Obstacles

A great and abiding end is enthroned like a deity on an altar of sacrifice. Bring no victims to that altar and that end will never fall within your grasp.

You desire, but you will pay no price for what you desire.

You refuse to deny yourself.

You are eaten up with disorderly affections.

You will never do anything great at that rate either for this world or the next.

And to do nothing great for the world to come may readily prove to be to lose heaven and damn your soul.

-Rickaby, 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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