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W. WALSHAM HOW,
Rector of Whittington, &c., &c.
PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE TRACT COMMITTEE.
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE;
SOLD AT THE DEPO TORIES:
4, ROYAL EXCHANGE; 48, PICCADILLY;
The best Preparation is a HOLY LIFE.
He who lives a holy life is always ready to depart and to be with Jesus. Must he not be always ready to stay and to be with Jesus in His blessed Sacrament?
The life of faith is a life full of the presence of God. Faith is the eye of the soul, and that eye looks not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. It realises-makes real to us—the presence of God and of the world unseen. The thought of that world unseen is never far away, nor long away, in a life of faith. In a life of faith, then, it is not like going on a long journey, for which the soul is unprepared, when we seek the close presence of our Lord and our God in Holy Communion. It is only like going a little step nearer, for which the soul should be always ready.