Saturday, August 16, 2014

They are Your Public

'Do not try 
to please everybody.  
Try to please God, 
the angels, 
and the saints.  
THEY are your public.' 

St. John Vianney

Painting:  Hermann Anton Stilke, Joan of Arc


  1. How easy it is to forget that unseen eyes are watching us! Pleasing everybody is impossible why waste our energies with that? Better to try to live in peace with everyone else...while striving to "please" God alone...that is the "win-win" situation. :-) xx

  2. This makes me think of Matthew 6. Don't do things for everyone to see to get rewards from men, but do your good works in secret so that the Father will reward you.
    Beautiful picture, Nancy.