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Thought for the Day – 24 February – Avarice and Ambition

Thought for the Day – 24 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Avarice and Ambition

“Although the Gospel stresses so much, the necessity of being detached from the things of the world and of striving after the things of Heaven, it is a sad fact, that from the early days of the Church up to the present time, greed for money and desire for honour, have always been there to do great harm to the faithful.
In his first letter St Peter exhorted Priests to guide and look after their flocks “not for the sake of base gain but eagerly; not yet as lording it over your charges but becoming, from the heart, a pattern to the flock.”(1 Peter 5:3).
He went onto urge the faithful to be humble, obedient and detached from the desires of the world.

He told them to entrust their cares to God, their Protector.

Let us examine how well we follow this counsel and resolve to correct any deficiencies in our behaviour.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE HERE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/02/24/thought-for-the-day-24-february-avarice-and-ambition/

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