When evil days are upon us and the worker of malice gains power, we must attend to our own souls and seek to know the ways of the Lord. In those times reverential fear and perseverance will sustain our faith, and we will find need of forbearance and self-restraint as well. Provided that we hold fast to these virtues and look to the Lord, then wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and insight will make joyous company with them.[Note: I cannot recommend enough the discipline of praying the daily office of the Church. The iBreviary app is a great way of doing so; it is available for iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, and Android. Visit www.iBreviary.com; the site is in Italian, so look for the link to the English version.]
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Ancient Words for Our Times
I ran across this from the Office of Readings for today in the Liturgy of the Hours. This is from "the beginning of a letter attributed to Barnabas."