Thought for the Day – 23 April – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
“The second way in which we should make daily spiritual progress is by adorning our soul with virtues.
When we have cleansed our soul of the scars of sin,. there still remains the positive task of adorning it with Christian virtues.
We should begin by acquiring the virtue of humility which is the foundation of the entire spiritual life.
One can never be too humble.
It is difficult to become humble and it involves lifelong renunciation and sacrifice.
Once we have acquired this virtue, however, the sunshine and dew of Divine Grace cause others to spring up beside it.
It will be easier then to advance, day-by-day nearer to perfection.”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci
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2 thoughts on “Thought for the Day – 23 April – Daily Progress”
Thank you for sharing this inspiring post about making daily spiritual progress and adorning our souls with virtues. I completely agree that humility is the foundation of the entire spiritual life. My logical question is – what other virtues do you think are important for daily progress and how do you cultivate them in your own life? Thank you for your insights.
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Hi dear Jessica!
Thank you for reading and for your comment.
Your thoughts are , of course, the basis of our daily lives – living within the ‘Catechism’ and constantly striving to form the ‘good habit’ and destroy the bad ones.
We know that without the love of God (charity), we cannot love ourselves and our neighbour and nothing will be desired or arrived at, without it.
I believe that we should firstly PRAY fervently, everyday and beg the Holy Spirit to fill us with His gifts and help us to bear the fruit of those gifts – chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and of course, humility.
We usually know the areas in which we struggle – for me PATIENCE is a difficult virtue and I know that it is a most important one and once attained, leads us far more easily to gentleness, kindness and temperance.
I hope the above is of a little assistance Jessica.
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