Monday, January 31, 2022


"Nor will we say anything about those Christians who are such only in name; who practice their duty as Christians in such a miserable way, that that we could die of compassion for them. You see them praying with annoyance, dissipated, without respect. You see them in the church without devotion; the Holy Mass always begins too early for them and ends too late; the priest has not yet come down from the altar, and they are already outside the church. Of the frequency of the sacraments, let us not speak; if they ever approach to receive them, their air of indifference proclaims that they absolutely do not know what they are doing. Everything that concerns the service of God they practice with a dreadful tedium. Good God! Hoy many souls lost for eternity! How little the number of those who enter the Kingdom of Heaven, when so few do what they should to deserve it!" 

 Book "Sermons of Saint John Maria Vianney, the Curé of Ars".