Can the blind man appreciate the light? Can the deaf man appreciate song?

O Father, how can a person intoxicated with the pleasures of the senses appreciate clearly the benefits of good health and the physical energy and mental clarity that come with self‐control?

Father, how can the luxury‐satiated and sense‐surfeited hear the celestial, peace‐giving chorus of noble qualities in simple, humble, but spiritually rich souls?

Bless us, that we may behold in the subtle, beautiful rays of good habits this truth: that virtue is far more attractive, invigorating, and satisfying than vice, and that it opens the way for us to hear Thy guiding voice behind all other sounds.


190. Teach Me to Spend For Others as I Spend for Myself