Temporal advantages

The Church is daily filled, says St. Augustine, with those who come to petition for temporal advantages, that they may escape this calamity, obtain that advantage in their temporal concerns: but there is scarce one to be found who seeks for Christ, and pays him his adoration, through the pure love he bears him. (Maldonatus)

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  1. True , very true in fact, I used to think of this temporal advantages, Is that we are asking something which Our Lord doesn't know? Or are we suggesting Him what is good for our life? . Through Isaiah Our Lord says "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts , Then how foolish it is to suggest God on what is good for us?.. O! how meaningless our prayers will be if that only meant to take an advantage of Him. Saint Therese of Lisieux gives a beautiful definition on prayer , she says " "For me prayer is a surge of the heart, it is a simple look towards Heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy..

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