Meditations for Every Day in the Month

Meditations for Every Day in the Month

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...salvation the cause of our condemnation. What blindness! If the voice of the very blood of Jesus Christ condemn us, what will justify us? SECOND POINT. When we do not heed the secret reproaches of our conscience, when we suppress these salutary promptings, when we close our eyes to the light that God gives us, and neglect the inspirations that He sends us, do we fully realize that we are rebelling against grace, that we are despising and abusing it? Are we fully aware of the consequences of our sin? The damned in hell know the value of grace, they weep eternally over their abuse of it; but their weeping is vain, be-" cause they can not make amends for their sin. Their abuse of grace constituted their sin in time, their vain repentance is part of their punishment in eternity. If you reflect on this, can you any longer resist the inspirations of grace, which God is perhaps sending you at the present moment? THIRD Po1N'r. Alas, I had believed, O Lord, that I must fear only for the crimes that I had committed; but now I realize that I should fear yet more for the graces that I have received, than for my crimes, or rather I should fear for my crimes ac cording to the measure of grace that has been mine. " Wo to thee, Corozain, wo to thee, Bethsaida: for if in Tyre and Sidon had been wrought the mighty works that have been wrought in you, they would have done penance long ago, sitting in sack-cloth and ashes.-But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon, at the judgment than for you" (Luke x. 13, 14). O slothful and unfaithful Christian, some poor pagan will be your judge. Onehalf of the graces that God has given you would have converted him, and have made him, perhaps, a saint; and yet all these graces together have...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236893352
  • 9781236893352