We must truly conform ourselves to the will of God, accepting from His Providence anything that happens to us that is contrary to our desires. If we walk in the presence of God in this way, we will be rid of the trials we bring upon ourselves when we seek and inordinately love our self-satisfaction.
Louise de Marillac (Page#: 232)
In what way does seeking our own satisfaction bring on trials?
Quotes sources: Saint Vincent de Paul / Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1999; Pierre Coste, Editor. Spiritual writings of Louise de Marillac. Edited and translated from the original French edition by Louise Sullivan, D.C. Brooklyn, New York: New City Press, 1991.