Sunday, March 7, 2010

Secrets of the Saints: Conformity to God's Will

"...if we have any natural defect either in mind or body - a bad memory, slowness of apprehension, mean abilities, a crippled limb, or weak health - let us not therefore make lamentation...Who can tell whether, if we had had a larger share of ability, stronger health, or greater personal attractions, we should not have possessed them to our destruction?"

"...thus let us ourselves rest content with that which God has given us. But one thing is necessary. Beauty is not necessary,  nor health, nor sharpness of intellect; that which alone is necessary is our salvation."
~St. Alphonsus de Liguori
The Way of Salvation and of Perfection

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