There are many forms of devotion

January 25, 2022 • 1 min

From The Sinner’s Guide, page 470
By Venerable Louis of Granada

CHAPTER XLVI.

THE DIFFERENT VOCATIONS IN THE CHURCH.

The virtues of the Christian life being very numerous, a good Christian does not necessarily give himself to all with the same ardor.

Some prefer to cultivate the virtues which have God for their direct object, and therefore embrace a contemplative life.

Others prefer the virtues which enable them to be most useful to their neighbor, and consequently choose an active life.

Others, in fine, prefer the virtues which more directly benefit their own souls, and therefore enter the monastic life.

Again, as all virtues are means of acquiring grace, different persons adopt different means.

Many seek to obtain it by fasting and like austerities; others by almsgiving and works of mercy, and others by prayer and meditation.

Of this latter exercise there are also different methods, which vary according to the character of souls or the subjects chosen.

The best kind of meditation is always that from which one derives most profit and devotion.

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