Thought for the Day – 21 November – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
The Glory of God
“Let us study the behaviour of the Saints, who forgot themselves and thought only of God.
In order to please Him, to win His approval and to co-operate in the manifestation of His glory, they deprived themselves of food and rest and sacrificed themselves entirely for His sake.
Now, consider yourself.
Perhaps you are still excessively self-centred.
Perhaps you love yourself too much and love God too little.
Perhaps you try too hard to achieve worldly success and forget that at the end of life, your insignificant personal conquests and laurels, will seem to you, to be so many useless toys on which you have wasted the precious time which God gave you.
Consider this carefully and form suitable resolutions for the future.”