Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Daily with De Sales: 1/8/08

Consider how uncertain is the day of your death. My soul, one day you will leave this body. When will it be? In winter or in summer? In the city or in the country? By day or at night? Suddenly or after due preparation? From sickness or by accident? Will you have time to make your confession or not? Will you be assisted by your confessor and spiritual director? Unfortunately, you know nothing whatever about all this. Only one thing is certain: we will die -- and sooner than we think.
-- INT. Part I, Ch. 13; O. XII, p. 399

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