"Just because you experienced joy in doing this mortification does not mean that the joy is from heaven. No it was from the devil who is deceiving you. Have to be careful in this respect. Do not be carried away by first enthusiasm. You know yourself that you have often commenced a project enthusiastically but only lasted a couple of day,’s e.g. some hobby. Do not therefore make resolutions when you are really enthusiastic. Wait till you cool off and if you still want to make the resolution and keep it. Be particularly careful in mortification's. Keep to doing small things consistently." Fr Norris diary 1941.
BROTHERS & SISTERS, FR NORRIS WRITES IN HIS DIARY ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF SPIRITS AND THERE PURPOSE. IT IS VERY EASY TO BECOME CONFUSED AND EXCITED BY OUR HUMAN PLANS AND AMBITION. BE CAREFUL IN ALL THINGS, PATIENT AND KIND.