Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Meditation

This is from "My Daily Bread":

I need not think that I am less loyal to our Lord when I have lost that feeling of devotion which I desire to have toward God and His saints.  Holy feelings are  a favor which God grants for a moment.  They are a short foretaste of Heaven.  They are not meant to be a permanent gift in this life.  Therefore, I must not depend on them.  My true virtues and merit are best known when those feelings are not present.  In everyday, hum-drum activities how well do I fulfill my duties?  What kind of resistance do I offer to my unreasoning tendencies and desires within me?  How devotedly do I try to please God in all things?  The devil has not a chance against me if I am really doing my best.