Thought for the Day – 14 August – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The New Life
“Anyone who takes life seriously in the Christian sense, will regard it as a difficult journey towards perfection and towards God.
This journey will be, at the same time, painful and joyful.
On the way, there will be trouble, which will sadden us and vices, which will impede our progress.
Our falls and defeats will cause us to be disheartened.
But, there will also be the grace of God to enlighten and encourage us.
It is our own loss if we sit down lazily on the side of the road, which should lead us to Heaven.
It is even more disastrous if we acknowledge defeat and lay down the spiritual weapons of prayer and renunciation, in order to surrender ourselves to sin or to indifference.
Everyday we should say to ourselves in the presence of God – A new life is beginning … in You, by Your grac and for You! Amen”