Thought for the Day – 3 January– Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
Making a Good Meditation
“Alessandro Manzoni was once asked how he had managed to penetrate so deeply into the human mind.
Newman was asked how he had succeeded in discovering the law of universal gravity.
Manzoni’s reply was: “By thinking about it.”
Newman’s was: “By thinking intensely.”
Now, in our meditations, we must reveal ourselves to ourselves, which is a very difficult thing to do.
It is, nevertheless, supremely important because its purpose, is not literary or scientific but, is the eternal salvation of our souls!
The attaining of such a purpose, demands serious application on our part, as well as, earnest prayer that God will guide us, so that we may lead lives which will be in union with Him and directed towards their eternal goal, the enjoyment of the Beatific Vision of God!”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci
2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 3 January– Making a Good Meditation”
How insightful and concise is the Thought for the Day series. I look forward to this series.
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Yep thank you Hughie – true Catechesis and so inspiring.
I am sure most of us take his concise advice and try to amend our lives.