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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do be a saint, why not?

I watched the video from San Francisco that started off a year of preparation for the Network schools to celebrate the centenary of the death of Reverend Mother Stuart yesterday and it made me think of this quotation from her that I love. I suspect that I have shared it before, but it is good to read again:

"Yes, do be a saint; why not? What else is worth living for, caring about; and every little thing in the day may help you on towards it, if you will look at it on the right side as coming to you from our dearest God, who is so in with us in our daily troubles and duties, for whom nothing is too great or too small, who is so understanding and loving to all our moods and aches and longings, and asks only one thing, that we should take our worries to Him to be comforted, and our joys to be blessed, and our gulps of trouble to be quieted down; if you have Him in the details of your life with you, all is well, and you can manage anything; the one thing to avoid is thinking hard and hateful and unworthy thought of Him and misunderstanding Him. So love Him and trust Him all you can, and let nothing take you away from the keep of that strong castle, God the refuge of His people."

We want to be joyous saints and must keep looking for the positive side of each thing that happens to us as God is with us and loving us and Mother Stuart inspires me to really try to be joyful and trusting and loving no matter what.

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