Tuesday, November 24, 2015

QUOTATION: Self-Importance

Blessed John Henry Newman
There exists a great deal of infirmity and foolishness even in the better sort of men. This is not to be wondered at, considering the original corrupt state of their nature, however it is to be deplored, repented of, and corrected. Good men are, like Elijah, "jealous for the Lord God of hosts," and rightly solicitous to see His tokens around them, the pledges of His unchangeable just government; but then they mix with such good feelings undue notions of self-importance, of which they are not aware. 

--Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman, "Contracted Views in Religion", Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. 3