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Meekness – Thirtieth Day of May

Meekness

Learn of Me that I am meek and humble of heart. St. Matt. 11:29.

THIRTIETH DAY.

To continually maintain your peace of soul, endeavor to perform all your actions in the presence of god, as if He Himself had regulated the manner of your performing them. — St. Francis of Sales.

St. John Berchmans, who was always the same — always humble, modest, without ever being troubled or losing his peace, never performed an action without first consulting God, and performing it in His divine presence.

One of the Fathers of the desert, being interrogated as to the means he employed to be always composed, always in the same humor, replied: “I often think of my guardian angel, who is ever at my side, who assists me in all my needs, who tells me in all circumstances what I should do, what I should say, and who, after every action, writes down the manner in which I have performed it. This thought penetrates me with such religious respect that I am attentive to say or do nothing to displease him.”

Prayer.

Lord, grant that I may see Thee at all times; that I may do nothing that will displease Thee; that I may endeavor to please Thee in all things by doing all things under Thy eyes, in the manner Thou wilt and when Thou wilt.

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