Sunday, August 24, 2014

St. Francis de Sales, on loss

photo credit: Betsy Barber
This is a hard one, but I think he's right:
Well then, my child, if God takes everything from us, He will never take Himself from us, so long as we do not will it.
-St. Francis de Sales, from Thy Will Be Done: Letters to Persons in the World
Because, in the end, having the Lord? That is what matters.

Or, rather, belonging to the Lord. That might be putting it better, I think. Would I have an good thing, if I had to have it without him? No. (God helping me. Because I would need his help, oh yes, I would.)

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

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