Saturday, December 03, 2005

Lord, give me the strength for this!

Here is another spiritual gem from Josemaria Escriva via My

One Minute Meditations


That joke, that witty remark held on the tip of your tongue;

the cheerful smile for those who annoy you;

that silence when you're unjustly accused;

your friendly conversation with people whom you find boring and tactless;

the daily effort to overlook one irritating detail or another in the persons who live with you...

this, with perseverance, is indeed solid interior mortification.

– St. Josemaria Escriva, The Way, #173

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