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" "Most of the failure of good people in the discharge of their duty come to pass because they do not keep themselves sufficiently in the Presence of God." – St. Francis de Sales

Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday Musings - No Time To Be Timid

We should have two goals in this life: to save our souls and the souls of all whom we know, love and meet. Nothing can be more important than this.

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While none of us should presume upon God's mercy, it is an eternal Gift which He offers to all His creatures who humble themselves and ask for it...

How painful it is then for so many of us, when those we know and love and who have separated themselves from our loving and merciful God, refuse to  approach Him and give little or no concern to their eternal home.

Few Saints cared more about the salvation of souls than St. Catherine of Siena, as evidenced by this excerpt from Catherine of Siena by Sigrid Undset:

"Eternal Father, all things are possible for You. Although You created us without our assistance, You will not save us unless we help. Therefore, I pray You re-create their wills so that they wish for what they do not wish for: I ask this of Your infinite mercy. You have created us out of nothing. Now that we exist have mercy on us. Re-make the vessel which You created in Your own image and likeness. Bring them back to Your grace through the grace and blood of You Son, the beloved Jesus Christ."

We would do well in the battle for the salvation of our souls and the souls of those we know, love and meet than making St. Catherine's  prayer our own.

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