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Thought for the Day – 15 February – The Order of the Day

Thought for the Day – 15 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Order of the Day

“Besides organising our day on the basis of a timetable, it is wise to work out, in advance, the way in which we shall behave during the different hours.
It is easy to be taken by surprise, carried away by events and, as a result, to waste time or do things badly.
We should make up our minds as to how we should behave in the presence of God and in the presence of men.

Concerning our relations with God, the best resolution is, to begin the day by prayer and, if possible, a visit to the Church.
Our ideal will be to hear Mass and receive Holy Communion.
During the day, especially in moments of trial, we shall raise our minds and hearts to God by means of short aspirations.
We shall live in the presence of God; we shall live in His life.

We shall end the day by making a visit, however brief, to the Blessed Sacrament and by saying our evening prayer.
When we are going to sleep, we shall say certain prayers and remember the presence of God.

This is a day in the life of a good Catholic.
How many can say that they spend their day like this
?”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE HERE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/02/15/thought-for-the-day-15-february-the-order-of-the-day/

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Thought for the Day – 15 February – The Order of the Day

Thought for the Day – 15 February – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Order of the Day

“Monks and nuns can have a fixed daily rule of life but this is not possible for everybody.
However, everybody will find it useful to have a general timetable capable of being varied to suit different circumstances.
In constructing a general rule of life for ourselves, we should keep two things in mind, namely, the division of the day into periods and the way in which we shall behave during these periods.

It is hopeless to begin the day without any pre-arranged plan.
Either, there is gong to be order, or disorder.
If there is disorganisation, it will produce two results.
(1) There will be hurry and confusion in fulfilling those duties which have been left over, until the end of the day.
(2) There will be protracted periods of idleness, during which, we shall persuade ourselves, that there will be plenty of time to get everything done before nightfall.

To avoid such a situation, everyone should have a timetable, adapted to his requirements.
Naturally, it should be capable of any reasonable variations, which circumstances may suggest but, in the meantime, it will help us to get through our day, calmly and with results.”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci