September 10, 2010


Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself; I mean, don't be disturbed about your imperfections, and always have the courage to pick yourself up after a fall.  I'm very glad to hear that you make a fresh start each day.  

There is no better way of growing toward perfection in the spiritual life than to be always starting over again and never thinking that we have done enough.  But most important, don't lose heart, be patient, wait, do all you can to develop a spirit of compassion. 

I have no doubt that God is holding you by the hand; if he allows you to stumble, it is only to let you know that if he were not holding your hand, you would fall.  This is how he gets you to take tighter hold of his hand. 
--St. Francis DeSales

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