Tuesday, January 24, 2012

de Sales: honesty in prayer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Feast of François de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher, 1622
    For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.
    —Ecclesiastes 12:14 (NIV)
    ... if you lie to God’s Holy Spirit, you can scarcely wonder that He refuses you His comfort.
    ... François de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the Devout Life [1609], London: Rivingtons, 1876, p. 334 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You have opened up the secrets of my heart.
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