Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Saint Francis de Sales - The Way to Undertake One's Affairs

I knew that there are no coincidences with God but now I am truly convinced.

My friend Mary who blogs at the beautifully and appropriately named blog The Beautiful Gate wrote about being a time glutton.  That particular post struck me because I have a tendency to multi-task too.

As I am going through my spiritual journals looking for an entry to share, I came upon the following:

"...undertake all your affairs with a calm and peaceable mind, and endeavor to dispatch them in order, one after another..."

Very wisely put, St. Francis de Sales.  Mahalo.

Quote from journal entry August 30, 2012.


Mary N. said...

Amen, Esther! Now THAT is what I am trying to do but I keep catching myself multi-tasking. I have been trying to practice the virtue of diligence and St. Francis de Sales words express this exactly - setting your mind on one task at a time and completing them, (oops, freudian slip there) I mean IT, before moving on to the next. I didn't realize just how much I multi-tasked until I tried to STOP doing it. Even worse, my mind multi-tasks. Now, that's trouble.

You know what? I think I'll copy this quote and post it where I can see it. Thank you, Esther :)

EC Gefroh said...

Good idea, Mary. I should do the same thing. BTW, since I subscribed to your blog via email, I am not missing any of your wonderful posts! Thanks.