Thursday, September 20, 2007

Daily with De Sales: 9/20/07

We should never tire of making good resolutions, even when we know that we will not keep them. Even if we should feel absolutely certain that it will be impossible to put them into practice, we should not immediately give up. We should hold on until we have sufficient courage to say to the Lord: It is true, Lord, I haven't the strength to do it or suffer this, but I rejoice in this fact, that Your strength will work in me. With this support I will go ahead to face the battle, and I will win.
-- Spiritual Treatises IX; O. VI, p. 155


Anonymous said...

Wow, another De Sales that I can well relate to!


Oh, and a continual plea that ends my daily prayer "Lord, protect me from myself" evidences that I am very well aware of how incredibly human I am.

Scott M. Frey said...

hmm, interesting.. that's the first time I'd read one of the DeSales pieces... thanks!

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