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A Moment’s Meditation: Octave of the Ascension of Our Lord

What should be our idea of heaven? St. Augustine says: “It is a city with Truth for king, charity for law, and eternity for duration.”

Happy are they who dwell in this city of God. But how shall we gain heaven? The same Saint replies: “Buy it. It is not above your means, you have wherewith to purchase it. Heaven is worth what you are worth. Give yourself and it is yours.”

Prayer: My God! I value my life too much, and yet I value it too little. It is nothing. But this nothing well used can gain heaven.

Practice: Consider your small actions as so many diamonds destined for your heavenly crown.

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From “Saints and Saintly Dominicans: Daily Reflections on Their Lives”, edited by Rev. Thomas a Kempis Reilly, O.P. (1915).

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