Friday, January 29, 2010

Principles and Practices - January 30

Regularity Is Essential

It would be difficult to imagine that the God of law and order had exempted our nature from the government of Law in its highest operations. And yet there are not a few who, while they are orderly and regular in every other depart­ment of life, seem to think that the spiritual life is to be an exception. The dread of anything like mechanicalness or routine becomes exaggerated into a rejection of all method, system, or regularity in spiritual things. They refuse to lay down rules for prayer or the frequenting of the Sacraments.

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

No comments: