Friday, August 31, 2007

A Good and Helpful Quote

From: Holiness For Housewives and Other Working Women
By Dom Hubert Van Zeller

"Imagined sanctity is no sanctity. A religion that exists in hypothetical circumstances cannot endure the pressure of actuality. To presume to a service of God that the present framework of life does not allow is sheer pride. What sort of service can it be that has its only reality in someone else's vocation? How can obedience to God's will (which is all that religion amounts to) rest upon a concept that is not being realized and may never be?

"The only thing that really matters in life is doing the will of God. Once you are doing the will of God, then everything matters. But, apart from the accepted will of God, nothing has any lasting reality. Once you really appreciate this truth, and act according to its implications, you save yourself a lot of unnecessary heart-searching and resentment. The whole business of serving God becomes simply a matter of adjusting yourself to existing conditions. This is the particular sanctity for you."

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