Friday, January 25, 2008

Wisdom for the Weekend

I've fallen in love with a new saint. Appropriately enough, he's a doctor (of the Church) and an excellent writer. The patron of writers and journalists, actually. We've been getting to know eachother this week in particular, which is especially fitting as yesterday was his feast day. I know it's still early on in our relationship, but I'm not the jealous type, so I'm happy to share him! Seriously, if I could live even one of these concepts a fraction of the time, I'd be doing all right...


Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice

Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.

Reputation is rarely proportioned to virtue.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

and finally...

While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.

-St. Francis de Sales, "Introduction to the Devout Life"

consider your world rocked.

2 comments:

  1. I loved Introduction to the Devout Life too..reminds me, I need to read it again...and again..and again

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  2. Oooh yeah. St. Francis de Sales has changed my life. Every time he re-read Finding God's Will for You and Intro to the Devout Life I catch something that I missed the time before.

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