Virtue of Simplicity – Eighth Day of July
“Be simple as doves.” — St. Matt. 10:16.
Let your eye be simple. When you do what God commands, fear not to displease men; fear only to displease the majesty of God. — St. Teresa.
This saint said she applied herself entirely to act in a manner that would not displease Him Whose eyes were constantly fixed upon her.
“Since I have consecrated myself to the service of God I have done nothing privately that I would not do in public, because in my actions I am penetrated with the presence of God, which I fear more than men,” said St. Vincent de Paul.
My God, grant that I may never act without a pure intention; penetrate me in such a manner with Thy presence and Thy perfections that I may do nothing for men, all for Thee, O my God, all to please Thee, in accomplishing with joy and love Thy holy will.