Thought for the Day – 29 September – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
Goodness and Christian Courtesy
“When Jesus wished to propose Himself as our Divine Model, He said: “Learn from Me, for I am meek and humble of heart” (Mt 11:29).
He was kind to all but especially to sinners.
He was strict and severe, only with hypocrites, whom He described as a race of vipers and as whitened sepulchres, from which we can see how much He detested duplicity.
If the hypocrites had only repented and resolved to mend their ways, however, Our Lord would have received them lovingly and pardoned them.
Let us learn, therefore, to be simple, meek and humble of heart and to display that courtesy of manner, which is the necessary adornment of true Catholic virtue”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci