Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy Holy Thursday

This quote made me feel a little better about my Lenten fasting failings. You mothers out there know how many times in a day God calls us to sacrifice and mortification by the very nature or our vocation; not by our own choosing.

"The mortifications which come to us either from God of from man through God's permission always are more precious than those born of our own will; for, as a rule, the less satisfaction or personal choice involved, the more pleasing the mortification to God and the more profitable for our soul."
-St. Francis de Sales.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm...that seemed counter-intuitive at first, but I guess that's because I whine whenever I'm called to suffer. How pleasing it would be to God if I didn't! Thanks for posting this, I definitely will commit the message to memory in the hopes that it'll be a good reminder when I feel out of control.