NOTHING else that we offer to God can content him as long as we reserve our own will. If you had two servants, one of whom laboured continually, but always according to his own will, the other performed less work, but was obedient to all your directions - you would certainly entertain a great regard for the latter, and little or no esteem for the former.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927