This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... iwise, and seek'rea'l joy
in thee only, land in thy love? This very day--yea, i?this very
moment.-ii 8; Do you wish to know where real 'joy, real gladness,
is tobe found? In i the hearts of good men. Pure joy, tirieali
gladness has no birthplace but nthat dmthis1 earth. Those who seek
to serveGod;tbplease God, and to despise the, 'world, feel a joy
very different ifitom the poisoned joys of worldlings., Their j oy
is joy grounded on religion, altogether spiritual, all conformable
rwith the nature of the soul; and this alone is able to content and
satiate it "Their joy is a sweet joy a tranquil; jy, tan abundant
joy, which nothing-ican disturb, Which must be possessed-an order
to form a right idea of it. 'Tbeire have been saints, and many 6'
"them, who have amorously complaine of the excess of sweetness With
whicl their heart was inundated, of the abundance of their joy, and
of'the; happiness with which their heart was filled. Was there ever
found. one among the happy people of the world, of the great ones
of the world, who has had to act thus? Will there be found any to
make complaints like these? What hinders you from tasting this
genuine gladness? What prevents your experiencing what the saints
have experienced? Do you yourself also become a saint; set yourself
to love God, to serve God, to please God, and you will know by
experience what sort of joy is felt in that state.-'
vn-.i-iFrttitilt is never a reason able thing to take poison, under
the pretext that it is pleasant to the taste, or with the intention
to take antidotes with it. Consider all the joys of the world' as
mortal poisons. Be on your guard against worldly feasts, against
worldly joys, even the most lawful. Join yourself to good people in
their practices of piety, ...
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Ignazio Del Costato Di Gesu
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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