Monday, February 10, 2014

Do More and Better for God

We must realize that the work of perfection is a work of long endurance, demanding much steadiness of purpose, and that only those succeed who despite partial setbacks return again and again with fresh energies to the task. This is just what men do to succeed in business, and this is what must be done by anyone who wants to advance in holiness. Each morning we must ask again the question whether we cannot do more, and especially whether we cannot do better for God; and every evening we must examine to see if we have carried out, at least in part, our program for the day.


Source: Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey, The Spiritual Life, trans. by Herman Branderis (Charlotte, NC: TAN Books, 2000), 441, n. 931.2.

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