Saturday, September 15, 2007

Daily with De Sales: 9/16/07

Uneasiness arises from an inordinate desire to be freed of some evil or from the suffering we are undergoing; or it results from the desire for some benefit we want too eagerly. In either case, anxiety only aggravates the situation. So when you are seized by some desire to be freed from an evil or to acquire something you think is good, in the very first place put yourself in a calm and tranquil mood; tone down your judgment and your will, and then with gentleness quietly await the outcome of your desires.
-- INT. Part I, Ch. 11; O. III, pp. 311-312

2 comments:

Mrs Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Oh wow if only i could do that!

phatcatholic said...

Yea, tell me about it! Today's words from St. Francis spoke to me moreso than any of the other passages from him that I have posted so far.

"Dear Lord, deliver us from evil, and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin, and protect us from all anxiety,as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ."

I always love those words from the Priest at Mass.

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