The Sanctification of Our Actions – Twenty-Seventh Day of August
The Sanctification of Our Actions.
“He hath done all things well.” — St. Matt. 7:37.
That which prevents certain persons from performing their actions well is that they would do too much; they overwhelm themselves with exercises of piety. The liberty of the children of God consists in doing all that one should do joyously, faithfully, and with a good heart. — St. Francis of Sales.
This saint once wrote to a person who had more zeal than prudence in augmenting practices of piety: “If you wish to perform each year a greater number of spiritual exercises, you must then recite the Divine Office twice a day, since you already say it once. You fast twice a week now; there will come a time when you will fast seven times, and wishing still to increase the number of your fasts, how will you be able to fast twice in the same day? Go slowly. You have enough of pious exercises. Perform them with more joy, more fervor, and more love and you will make progress in virtue.”
My God, grant that I may do all that I ought to do for love of Thee, and with fidelity and joy.