Sunday, December 29, 2013

QUOTATION: Knowledge of One's Sins

Blessed John Henry NewmanTill you know the weight of your sins, and that not in mere imagination, but in practice, not so as merely to confess it in a formal phrase of lamentation, but daily and in your heart in secret, you cannot embrace the offer of mercy held out to you in the Gospel, through the death of Christ.

--Blessed John Henry Newman, "The Religion of the Day", Parochial and Plain Sermons