Wisdom Nuggets For Daily Living

Since I don't have too much time to write today I thought that instead I would share 3 great quotes from St. Josemaria Escriva.  Enjoy! More importantly meditate and reflect upon them.

"Suffering overwhelms you because you take it like a coward.  Meet it bravely, with a Christian spirit, and you will esteem it like a treasure." from The Way (169)

"Cheerfulness, and supernatural and human optimism, can go hand in hand with physical tiredness, with sorrow, with tears ( because we have a heart), and with difficulties in our interior life or our apostolic work. He who is perfect God and Perfect Man-and who enjoyed every happiness in  Heaven, chose to experience fatigue and tiredness, tears and suffering...so that we might understand that if we are to be supernatural we must also be very human."  from The Forge (290)

"The appropriate word you left unsaid; the joke you didn't tell; the cheerful smile for those who bother you; that silence when you're unjustly accused; your kind conversation with people you find boring and tactless; the daily effort to overlook one irritating detail or another in those that live with you...this, with perseverance, is indeed solid interior mortification." from The Way (173)


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