Sunday, October 6, 2019

Quote of the Day (St. Francis de Sales, on Patience)

“Do not limit your patience to this or that kind of injury and affliction. Extend it universally to all such as those God pleases to send you or let it happen to you. Some men wish to suffer no tribulations except those connected with honor, for example, or to be wounded or made a prisoner in war, persecuted for religion, or impoverished by some lawsuit they win. Such people do not love tribulation but the honor that goes with it. The truly patient man and true servant of God bears up equally under tribulations accompanied by ignominy and those that bring honor.”—St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Bishop of Geneva and Doctor of the Church, Introduction to the Devout Life, translated by John K. Ryan (1609)

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