Start again: A gentle way in a harsh world

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Be patient with everyone, but above all, with yourself.

I mean, do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.

I am glad you make a fresh beginning daily.

There is no better means of attainment to the spiritual life than by continually beginning again…

How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbor’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own.

All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind.

from the ever gentle Saint Francis de Sales,

photo LinSu Hill

2 thoughts on “Start again: A gentle way in a harsh world

  1. That is true. We should not force ourselves to do something we are not capable of. Give yourself time. Don’t jump into deep water. Try small steps, and with the time it will come. You will cherish it.

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