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1849 Excerpt: ...obtain the remission of them; but that we should,
moreover, be bound to reveal them to His sacred minister; for this
is a most especial assistance to us in conceiving that holy
confusion, which is most useful for obtaining our forgiveness from
God. We shall he greatly assisted to obtain this spirit of humility
if we contrast the infinite majesty of God, whom we have offended,
with our own baseness. If even the highest seraphim cannot raise
their eyes to contemplate the face of God without humbling
themselves profoundly at the sight of His greatness and of their
own littleness, what should be our sentiments of humility when we
consider the infinite majesty of the God whom we have injured and
our own vileness If the culprit cannot look on the face of his
prince whom he has grievously offended without trembling and
blushing, how can we contemplate the immortal King of Glory, whom
we have grievously outraged by our sins, and not feel overwhelmed
with shame and confusion? Ah, blessed is that man who has learnt to
break down his arrogant nature, and to bewail his sins in a spirit
of humility; for God will be propitious to him, and will bestow
upon him His heavenly blessings. "A contrite and humble heart,"
says holy David, "Thou, O Lord, shalt not despise." This spirit of
humility, with which we ought to approach to the holy tribunal,
requires that, in confessing our sins, we should abstain most
carefully from alleging false or useless excuses, and especially
from diminishing our guilt, and from laying upon others the blame
which entirely belongs to us. Let us approach this holy sacrament
deeply penetrated with this feeling, that we come to discover, and
not to defend our sins; to condemn, and not to justify our conduct;
to subdue, and not to ...
|Country of origin:
Giovanni Battista Pagani
||246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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