“Among all those who are included under the title of neighbor, there are none who deserve it more, in one sense, than those of our own household. They are nearest of all to us, living under the same roof and eating the same bread. Therefore they ought to be one of the principal objects of our love, and we should practice in regard to them all the acts of a true charity, which ought to be founded not upon flesh and blood, or upon their good qualities, but altogether upon God.”
St. Francis de Sales, A Year With the Saints (Tan Books), 328
Reminder for Me
In my Mary Vitamin this morning:
Oh – that is so good. I’m so being called on it. I can so do more for others than my own family (well, especially my husband).
Thanks for some character building – bring on those vitamins!