If thou couldst but always continue humble and little in thy own eyes.
-Bk. III, ch. vii.
Shortly before her death, we told her that we had been discussing at recreation the responsibility that weighs on those who have care of souls. She summoned up sufficient strength to make this beautiful answer:
"To him that is little, mercy is granted (Wisdom vi, 7). Even in the most responsible offices it is possible to remain little. Again it is written: God arose in judgement, to save all the meek of the earth (Ps. lxxv, 9) to save, not to judge."
-The Story of a Soul (L'Histoire d'une Âme).
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Adapted from Just For Today(©1943 Burns & Oates)
Nihil Obstat: Reginaldus Phillips, S.T.L.,Censor deputatus
Imprimatur: Edwardus Myers, Vic. Cap.