Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Merry Heart...

O Lord, give me a good digestion as well as something to digest.
Give me health of body as well as the sense to keep it healthy.
Give me a holy soul, O Lord, which keeps its eyes on beauty and purity,
So that it will not be afraid on seeing sin.
Give me a soul that knows nothing of boredom, groans, and sighs.
Never let me be overly concerned for this inconstant thing that I call me.
Lord, give me a sense of humour,
So that I may take some happiness from this life and share it with others. Amen.
--Saint Thomas More

Ebb and flow...

"He who ceases to learn, who does not every day keep up an ebb and flow, so to speak, between intelligence and certain knowledge to be acquired, will become an ignorant person."

-St. Peter Julian Eymard