IT is necessary to seek even holy things without attachment to self-will. St Francis de Sales used to say: "I desire but few things, and for these I am not solicitous." He wished for them, not through self-love, but to please God; and was prepared to give them up as soon as he knew they were not conformable to the will of God.
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