Friday, April 26, 2019

Francois de Sales: where patience is most needed

Friday, April 26, 2019
    Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.
    —James 5:7-8 (NIV)
    Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them;—every day begin the task anew.
    ... François de Sales (1567-1622), The Beauties of St. Francis de Sales, London: Cowing, 1829, p. 220 (see the book)
    See also Jas. 5:7-8; Luke 8:15; Rom. 8:24-25; 15:14; 1 Cor. 16:13; Gal. 6:9; Col. 1:10-12; Heb. 3:6; 12:1-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me fresh courage each day to pursue Your will for me.
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