We sometimes feel that we would like to perform great penances and extraordinary devotions. and we fail to realize that our enemy takes great pleasure in seeing us waste our time on vain desires while neglecting the occasions to practice ordinary virtues which are always occurring.
Louise de Marillac (Page#: 481)
Do I respond to the daily challenges of ordinary virtues especially in loving my neighbor? Do I recognize my dignity as a child of God, having the humility to see the gifts God has given me, and do I use those gifts for his glory or for my own vanity?
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.