Difference of thoughts and opinions is too frequently the source of dissensions among friends and neighbours, among religious and devout persons. An old custom is with difficulty relinquished: and no man is led willingly further than he himself sees or likes.
If thou relies more upon thine own reason or industry than upon the virtue that subjects to Jesus Christ, thou will seldom and hardly be an enlightened man: for God will have us perfectly subject to Himself, and to transcend all reason by inflamed love.
-Bk. I, ch. xiv.
She would smile when she saw the novices standing up for what they considered their rights. One of them boasted of having had her idea adopted, but the Saint answered:
"I see you are one of those who stand up for themselves; that has never been my way, I prefer to say with Our Lord: I seek not my own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth" (John viii, 50).
-Esprit de Sainte Therese.
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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.