How many marvels for example are evident to us that the earliest Christians never dreamed of, but that we are compelled to confess always existed in His intention, and what marvels are there not that we cannot divine, but of which our children’s children will be constrained to say. He knew them of old, from before the ages.
And whilst this power wears through time, renewed to meet the least advances of civilization, its strength is undiminished. It impresses souls at the end of twenty centuries as in their first days. Napoleon said: “A man’s heart glows at the recital of Alexander’s conquests, but here is a conqueror who makes the whole human race His own, and makes it like to Himself—a miracle indeed!
- Mgr. Bougaud
Do you need such great knowledge to love God and deny yourself for His love? You already know a great deal more than you practice.