Thought for the Day – 13 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Causes of Discontent
“It is hard to find anyone, in this world, who is really content.
Some grumble about poor health, others about not having enough to live on, others about an unsuccessful career.
Some complain about the lack of sympathy and the ingratitude of men, others, about constant temptation, spiritual dryness and the discouragement of frequently falling into sin.
Still others, are confined to a bed of pain for weeks, months or even years at a time.
There are some, too, who must endure mental suffering, which is greater than any physical pain.
Perhaps, they have lost a loved one, who was the centre of their own life upon earth, or perhaps they are suffering from a loss of reputation, the result of some calumny or of some moment of weakness, on their own part.
In short, this world can be compared to quote St Therese of the Child Jesus – to an unsatisfactory hotel, in which we must spend the night, while we are waiting for the breaking of an eternal day in which we shall be able to see God.
He is fortunate, who knows how to live contentedly, or, at least resignedly, in this poor boarding-house, until the dawn of that better life, which is the only object of our earthly journey!”
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Today, my most dearest, you have touched my soul time and again. You have alerted my senses in so many areas. In addition to the 4 hours I spent Thursday in Adoration to the Holy Sacrament. which was such an experience I will talk with you later. Today, as I peruse your posts I am amazed of my better understanding of the Saints, their actions and lives and the soul-searching words I have just read. Annie you know how Hughie feels about you just up=it a few notches higher.
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How beautiful you are Hughie – and what an inspiration.
4 hours is a long time – blessed be you!