“It can be so satisfying and self-gratifying to assess our lives and actions by what we have done that we ignore the evangelical challenge to confess our responsibility for what we have failed to do.”

–from God Is Not Fair

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“Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God’s will.”

— St. Francis de Sales

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“Love proves itself by deeds, and how shall I prove mine? … I can prove my love only by scattering flowers, that is to say, by never letting slip a single little sacrifice, a single glance, a single word; by making profit of the very smallest actions, by doing them all for love. I want to suffer and even rejoice for love, for this is my way of scattering flowers.”

— St. Therese of Lisieux

 

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