Sunday, March 01, 2009

On Conquering Oneself

St. Josemarie Escriva
191 Conquer yourself each day from the very first moment, getting up on the dot, at a fixed time, without yielding a single minute to laziness.

If, with God's help, you conquer yourself, you will be well ahead for the rest of the day.

It's so discouraging to find oneself beaten at the first skirmish!

The Works of St. Josemaría Escrivá


Marie said...

This is the hardest battle the conquering of our selfish inclinations. I see and hear so many say 'look at that person'..why are they not looking within themselves?

Thought provoking words:)

Peace,JOY & Love to you this Lent:)

marie xoxooxox

Aussie Therese said...

I totally agree with Marie. I find myself constantly fighting to doing God's will rather than my own.

Esther said...

So true Marie and Therese!