Thought of the Day July 15, 2016

By 10:35 AM

"The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue." (St. Bonaventure) St. Therese of Liseux also realized this, seeking to do everything, no matter how small and common, in and with love. It is called "The Little Way". Holiness is hard and easy. Hard, because we make it hard and distant from us. But easy in so far as the everyday actions and choices can be done with love or not. Doing everything with love transforms the deed and ourselves. A Retreat Master once told me: "Do what you are suppose to do, when you are supposed to do it, the way you are supposed to do it, to the best of your ability for the love of God." How more simple can it be to grow in love and holiness than this. And yet how hard it is to do the simple things this way. This is why we are a mystery.

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