Wednesday, April 30, 2014

With the Greatest Respect and Esteem

'On certain occasions it is necessary to speak to people whom you heartily dislike.  Then you must do so with the greatest respect and esteem.  This point is of such great importance for the perfection of your souls that I would willingly write these words with my blood.  Should we not show our love for God?  Jesus suffered so much for us amid repugnance and aversions!'  (St. Francis de Sales)

Painting:  Edmund Charles Tarbell


  1. Yes!!! So true! On the older I get, I do find it easier to swallow my pride to do so. When I think of myself, I can't believe how patient God is with me.

    1. I can't believe how patient He is with me either, Patty. I am trying to seal the words to my heart: respect and esteem.

      Thank you!