Monday, October 25, 2010

This Pricked My Conscience Today

"At the Day of Judgement, we shall not be asked what we have read, but what we have done; not how successfully we have spoken or preached, but how well we have labored." (Cf. The Imitation of Christ, Bk.1, Ch.3)

To bad we don't get judged on well-written blog posts, right dear readers? I'd much rather write a thrilling Catholic post at 3 AM than labor to feed a hungry newborn.

ht: St. Peter of Alcantara who advised that one of the enemies of a life of prayer is "the temptation which consists in an immoderate desire to study and to know" (pg 140 of his Treatise of Prayer and Meditation. St. Peter of Alcantara was the spiritual director of St. Teresa of Avila).

4 comments:

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Ummmm.... all signs point to me needing to get off this computer and PRAY!!!!

Carla said...

WOW WOW WOW! This fellow attorney turned stay-at-home mom also needed to hear this today...

but just so you know, your blog has been a great source of spiritual support to me these last few monts!

AlbertaMama said...

You've helped it prick my conscience too. I best get "doing" today instead of figuring out what I should read next. I have a lengthly to-do list! Thanks for the point in the right direction!

Elizabeth in Wisconsin said...

Oh, such a good reminder. :)