The Ordinary, Unpoetic Life

“Brightly colored sunsets and starry heavens, majestic mountains and shining seas, and fragrant fields and fresh-cut flowers are not even half as beautiful as a soul who is serving Jesus out of love, through the wear and tear of an ordinary, unpoetic life.” (Faber)

“The most saintly souls are often those who have never distinguished themselves as authors or allowed any major accomplishment of theirs to become the topic of the world’s conversation. No, they are usually those who have led a quiet inner life of holiness, having carried their sweet bouquets unseen, like fresh lily in a secluded valley on the edge of a crystal stream.” (Digby)

Father, through Christ, help us to live lives of quiet, inner holiness.

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