Thursday, January 03, 2008

Daily with De Sales: 1/3/07

Genuine, living devotion presupposes love of God; it is simply true love of God. Yet it is not always love as such. Inasmuch as divine love adorns the soul, it is called grace, which makes us pleasing to the Divine Majesty. Inasmuch as it strengthens us to do good, it is called charity. When it has reached a degree of perfection at which it makes us not only do good but also do this good carefully, frequently and promptly, it is called devotion.
-- INT. Part I, Ch. 1; O. III, pp. 14-15

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