Thursday, June 13, 2013
Monsters in Africa
'It is an error to desire martyrdom without having enough courage to bear an insult. The enemy often arouses in us ardent desires for things that are absent and may never come our way. It is to turn our mind away from present objects from which, however small they may be, we could draw much profit.
In imagination, we fight monsters in Africa. But in fact, due to lack of attention, we allow ourselves to be killed by little serpents on our way.' (St. Francis de Sales)
Hendrick ter Brugghen painting, public domain