Friday, February 18, 2011

On Being Patient With Our Imperfections

Ecstasy of Saint Francis by Caravaggio, c.1595

...Know that the virtue of patience is the one that most assures us of perfection; and if we must have patience with others, so we must with ourselves. Those w ho aspire to the pure love of God have not so much need of patience with others as with themselves. We must suffer our imperfection in order to have perfection. I say suffer, not love or pet; humility feeds on this suffering.

St. Francis de Sales' They Will Be Done!, Sophia Press

1 comment:

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Thanks for this post..