OCTOBER DEVOTION – DAY – 30 – THE HOLY ROSARY – HUMAN RESPECT
Frank Duff, in his book, Can We be Saints, challenges us on human respect: “Human Respect may be defined as the putting of the opinion of others in the place of our conscience. You have always been in the habit of blessing yourself when at your meals. When not at home, through a form, of shame, you do not do this. This is Human Respect. You always touch your hat as you pass a Church -except when with Protestants? You would not have a religious picture in your drawing room. You are shy about making the Stations of the Cross. You would be mortified if your Rosary Beads fell from your pocket in Protestant company or in the bus. All these are signs of the disease we are discussing. In a word, you are so taken up with making your conduct acceptable to others that you have no room for the thought that God might have been pleased by these little open professions of Faith. You have treated Him as the rich are supposed to treat their poor relations -acknowledging them in private, ignoring them in public.” Praying the Rosary and promoting its devotion are genuine ways to handle issues of human respect.
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