Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tranquility: St. Francis DeSales

I was just a bit frazzled at the thought of how the days fly by with nary a contemplative hour. The moments of quiet are too, too short. And then, this passage from Francis DeSales comes through:

In order to acquire tranquility in action it is necessary to carefully consider what we are capable of accomplishing and never to undertake more than that. It is self-love, ever more anxious to do much rather than to do well and this self-love that wishes to undertake everything and accomplishes nothing!

-- St. Francis DeSales

Amen, amen.

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