Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Thought

Feeling as always peaceful after having my weekly confession heard, I recalled something said by St Philip Neri, one of my favourite saints, to the effect that, had he not been commanded* to become a priest, he would have gladly served the Lord as a layman all his days: a very fine thought, repaying careful consideration.  It is good to serve the Lord.

(*St Philip's confessor more or less ordered him to take Holy Orders! - something hardly likely to happen these days...)

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