Practical Meditations for Every Day in the Year on the Life of Jesus Christ, by a Father of the Society of Jesus. Tr. from the French. Vol.1

Practical Meditations for Every Day in the Year on the Life of Jesus Christ, by a Father of the Society of Jesus. Tr. from the French. Vol.1

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...This is to spare neither pain nor trouble to advance the glory of God; it is to consecrate to Him our time, our talents, our body, our health, our repose, and every energy of our soul. 'With all thy mind.' This is to be ever striving to come to a better knowledge of the infinite perfections and the will of God, and only to engage in secular studies so far as they make us more fit to work for God. Judge from this how much you love God. Affections and Resolutions. POINT III. How we should love our Neighbour. Consideration. The lawyer, mortified by the exposure of his insincerity, wished to set himself right with the others round him; he therefore asked another question, 'And who is my neighbour?' But our Lord, answering him by the parable of the Good Samaritan, laid bare all the pride, malice, and selfishness which lurked in his heart, and in those of his colleagues, nominally doctors, but really corrupters of the law. Application. By trying to justify ourselves like this proud lawyer, we make our position worse both before God and before men. Colloquy with our Divine Saviour. September 26. Pabable Of The Good Samaritan: Its Literal MEANING. lst Prd. Picture to yourself a man robbed and wounded, succoured by a charitable stranger. 2d Prel. Ask for a compassionate and generous charity. POINT I. Selfishness of the Priests and Doctors of the Synagogue. Consideration. Our Lord's object in the parable (or, as some Fathers say, the history) of the Good Samaritan was publicly to stigmatise the selfish teaching of the doctors of the synagogue, who only recognised as their neighbours those of their own nation who were just, a title which they arrogated to themselves. To the question, 'And who is my neighbour?' our Lord replied, 'A certain man went...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236569103
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