Have Patience with Everyone, Including Yourself

Why is patience soooo hard??? Even people I know who are “the most patient people on earth” or “have the patience of Job” struggle with patience. Patience can be difficult because people don’t always do what we want them to do when we want them to do it. And while I might be more willing to extend…

Reality Check

What are the “little and feeble assaults” in your life? Are there little temptations that become so common in your day-to-day activities that you no longer give them much thought?  In his, Introduction to the Devout Life, St. Francis de Sales creates vivid images, large and small, of temptations that bombard us daily. No one…

Why Do We Pray? Why Do We Worship?

Why do we pray?  Why do we worship?  In his letter to a Christian having difficulty in prayer, Saint Francis de Sales (SFDS) asks that the reader, “Remember that the graces and goods of prayer are not waters of earth but of Heaven, and that our own efforts will never be sufficient to obtain them….