Sunday, October 2, 2016

Quote of the Day (John Henry Cardinal Newman, on Our Creation for ‘Some Definite Service’)

“God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission—I never may know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. Somehow I am necessary for His purposes, as necessary in my place as an Archangel in his—if, indeed, I fail, He can raise another, as He could make the stones children of Abraham. Yet I have a part in this great work; I am a link in a chain, a bond of connexion between persons. He has not created me for naught. I shall do good, I shall do His work.” — John Henry Cardinal Newman, “Meditations on Christian Doctrine” (March 7, 1848), in The Newman Reader: Meditations and Devotions, Part 3

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