TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH OF MONSEIGNEUR DE LA BOUILLERIE, Archbishop of Perga, Coadjutor of Bordeaux.
Is not this, O Christian soul! a fact that experience demonstrates—sad for the rich, sweet and consoling for the poor? Every time that the Priest from the Christian pulpit makes an appeal to souls, and when he calls to the marriage feast those who have been invited by the Father of the family, does one not see most of the rich pass coldly on, and many poor run together ? As in the days of His earthly life, only with grace more intimate, more penetrating, and more profound, the Saviour still says to them: " Follow me," and after the example of the apostles, they give themselves entirely to Him.