A timely reminder from Fr. Willie Doyle, neither to “abuse God’s grace” so lavishly bestowed upon us, nor to forget those holy martyrs who gave their lives rather than renounce their Faith.
Sunday and Monday last were days of wonderful grace for me, as if the Hunter of souls had run His quarry down and so surrounded it with the coils of His love that all escape was impossible. Alas! Does he not well know how that foolish hare will break loose and escape again so soon, spoiling all the plans of the patient Hunter. Still Jesus cannot pass close to the soul without leaving some lasting impression. I cannot but feel that the light he has given me must leave its mark behind, and that I cannot be quite the same again without an awful abuse of grace.
COMMENT: Fr Doyle wrote these words in his diary 103 years ago today, on June 20 1912.
Fr Doyle often spoke about the notion of abusing God’s grace. It is…
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