This post is in honor of my dear friend Lucy. It’s her birthday today, on the feast of St. Francis de Sales. She keeps a beautiful quote from St. Francis de Sales posted on her refrigerator, which I long ago copied and posted on my own refrigerator. I haven’t yet read his Introduction to the Devout Life, but everyone I’ve talked to fairly raves about how wonderful it is. It’s on The List. 🙂
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Lucy in a hurry during the four years I’ve known her.