Meekness – Twenty-Ninth Day of May
Learn of Me that I am meek and humble of heart. St. Matt. 11:29.
An excellent means to acquire meekness of heart is to accustom one’s self to act without precipitation, to speak slowly in conversation, and in a low tone. — St. Francis of Sales.
This saint, who made it his delight to walk sweetly in the presence of God, never acted with haste, lest he might lose the spirit of recollection. “You ask me,” he said, “how, upon a certain occasion when all around was in such precipitation, I alone was not in haste? What can I say? I was not place in this world to make disquiet; is there not enough, without creating more?” The modesty with which the saint conversed was ravishing to those who beheld him.
My God, give me the grace to conduct myself without haste, to always possess my soul in peace, to preserve sweetness of heart. How advantageous it is never to lose recollection of soul, and to walk always in Thy presence!