Wednesday, January 24, 2024

de Sales: wait patiently

Wednesday, January 24, 2024
    Feast of François de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Teacher, 1622
    For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may be revealed in our mortal body.
    —2 Corinthians 4:11 (NIV)
    If any trouble comes upon you, use the remedies with which God supplies you. Not to do this is to tempt Him; but having done so, wait whatever result He wills with perfect resignation. If He pleases to let the evil be remedied, thank Him humbly; but if it be His will that the evil grow greater than the remedies, patiently bless His Holy Name.
    ... François de Sales (1567-1622), Introduction to the Devout Life [1609], London: Rivingtons, 1876, III.iii, p. 138 (see the book)
    See also 2 Cor. 4:8-11; Job 1:21; Ps. 25:16-19; 66:11-12; 119:75; Lam. 3:32; Amos 3:6; John 9:1-3; Rom. 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 12:7-9; 1 Thess. 3:2-3; Jas. 1:2-3; 5:13-14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me patience in infirmity.
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