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Thought for the Day – 30 September – Christian Modesty

Thought for the Day – 30 September – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

Christian Modesty

It follows from the doctrine of St Thomas Aquinas that modesty has two aspects – internal and external.

The former, which is the foundation of the latter, consists in a firm resolution, relying on divine grace, of preserving constant self-control, so that it will be impossible, to think or do, anything contrary to the law of God.
Since everything in us will be directed towards God, it will be impossible for us to be led astray, through the lower impulses of the flesh, or through the external appearances of persons and objects surrounding us.
Once the virtue of modesty has been perfectly developed, the control which we exercise over our interior faculties, will be reflected in our external behaviour.
The outward expression is the necessary complement of interior modesty.

Let us examine ourselves and see if we are really modest, both internally and externally, for this lovely virtue, is the most solid foundation and the best safeguard of sanctity.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

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https://anastpaul.com/2020/09/30/thought-for-the-day-30-september-christian-modesty/

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