“Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.”
––St Francis de Sales (from Catholic Digest’s Quiet Moment for today)
Tell me, please, my Philothea, whether it is proper for a bishop to want to lead a solitary life like a Carthusian; or for married people to be no more concerned than a Capuchin about increasing their income; or for a working man to spend his whole day in church like a religious; or on the other hand for a religious to be constantly exposed like a bishop to all the events and circumstances that bear on the needs of our neighbour. Is not this sort of devotion ridiculous, unorganised and intolerable? Yet this absurd error occurs very frequently, but in no way does true devotion, my Philothea, destroy anything at all. On the contrary, it perfects and fulfils all things. In fact if it ever works against, or is inimical to, anyone’s legitimate station and calling, then it is very definitely false devotion.”
Today I’ll be celebrating in style, as this day is also the baptism anniversary of our oldest. She requested that I make chocolate fudge and peanut butter fudge (both adapted from my mom’s recipe), so I did so yesterday. Since I didn’t make these sweet treats over the Christmas season, we are really enjoying how good they taste.
Update for 2014: I am not making fudge today, but we are still celebrating today and enjoying the feast. Do you celebrate today?