Sunday, October 14, 2007

Daily with De Sales: 10/14/07

You must be ready to suffer many great afflictions for the love of Our Lord, even martyrdom itself! Resolve to give Him, if He wants it, all that you hold most dear…those nearest to you, your eyes and even your life, because your heart must be prepared for all such sacrifices. However, as long as Divine Providence does not send you such great piercing afflictions, bear patiently the slight injuries, the little inconveniences, sickness, the unwarranted demands of relatives - in short, all such little trials which, when they are accepted and embraced with love, are highly pleasing to the good God and are a means of storing up vast spiritual riches if only you use them well.
-- INT. Part III, Ch. 35;O. III, p. 254

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