Thought for the Day – 18 July – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
“More than anything else, it is necessary to look after our eternal salvation.
In comparison with this, all other business is unimportant.
Our personal salvation is the only thing which is absolutely essential in our lives.
Let us meditate on this momentous fact which has converted so many sinners and filled Heaven with Saints.
If I lose my soul, what use will ,money or success be to me?
What good will be human learning or worldly pleasure?
All this will pass away, whereas only my good actions will weigh the balance of Divine Justice in my favour.
Let us think of our sins, which are unfortunately so numerous and of our good actions, which are probably far fewer in number.
It will be tragic for us if the weight of our sins should carry us towards damnation.
It is still in our power, to guard against this by leading lives of penance and sanctity.
“Strive … by good works, to make your calling and election sure” (2 Pet 1:10).”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci