Thought for the Day – 23 November – The Blessedness of Those Who Mourn

Thought for the Day – 23 November – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Blessedness of Those Who Mourn

“As well as regretting the evils which beset humanity, the Christian should also shed tears of repentance for his sins.
Our sins are so many that they demand penance and reparation.
St Aloysius Gonzaga wept whenever he recalled the peccadilloes of his childhood, which were hardly serious enough to be real sins.
We have sinned and maybe sinners still but do we weep for our transgressions?

A sincere Christian is not content merely to regret his sins and to pray for forgiveness but he imposes, on himself, voluntary penances in expiation of his own offences and of the offences of others.
Tears of repentance are blessed by God, Who forgives and pardons those who mourn for their transgressions.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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