Thought for the Day – 28 December – The Value of An Hour

Thought for the Day – 28 December – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Value of An Hour

“This does not mean, of course, that we are obliged to spend all our hours engaged either in prayer or in penance, or in apostolic work.
God does not demand this much.
The bow which is extended too far will snap.
We do need rest, sleep and recreation.
But the most pleasant hours should be those which we dedicate to the love and service of God.

The hours, moreover, which we devote to our work, rest or enjoyments, should be spent in the presence of God.
From time to time, we should think of Him and speak to Him.

We should love also, to interweave our conversations, in a natural manner, with spiritual reflections, for the edification of our neighbour.

Antonio Cardinal Bacci




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