Wednesday, February 12, 2014

St. Francis de Sales, on our pilgrimage

photo credit: Betsy Barber
This one is for those hard days:
Oh, might it please God that we should little regard the course of the way we tread, and have our eyes fixed on Him who conducts us, and on the blessed country to which it leads! What should it matter to us whether it is by the deserts or by the meadows we go, if God is with us and we go into Paradise? Trust me, I pray you, cheat your trouble all you can: if you feel it, at least do not look at it, for the sight will give you more fear of it than the feeling will give you pain.
-St. Francis de Sales, from Thy Will Be Done, Letters to Persons in the World
Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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