Monday, May 12, 2014

Relying on the Captain

'If you throw yourself wholeheartedly 
into the practice of holy abandonment, 
without noticing it you will make much progress,
just as do the passengers on board a ship 
sailing on the high seas under favorable winds, 
relying completely on the guidance of the captain.'

St. Francis de Sales

Painting:  James Tissot


  1. I wish I didn't get sea-sick. It must be wonderful to actually enjoy riding the ocean waves!
    It takes great effort for me to trust someone else to carry me safely to shore. In truth, I still have a lot of work to do when it comes to the abandoning my own will. And yet it's the very thing I know is needed.. and which I want to do!