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Important advice from St. Francis de Sales
« on: January 29, 2019, 03:31:54 PM »
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  • Butler says that St. Francis' "intimate friend and great admirer" Bishop Camus writes in his book L'Esprit de St. Francois de Sales that he often often said to Bishop Camus  "That truth must be always charitable; for bitter zeal does harm instead of good.  Reprehensions are a food of hard digestion, and ought to be dressed on a fire of burning charity so well, that all harshness is taken off; otherwise, like unripe fruit, they will only produce gripings.  Charity seeks not itself nor its own interests, but purely the interests of God:  pride, vanity and passion cause bitterness and harshness:  a remedy injudiciously applied may be a poison.  A judicious silence is always better than a truth spoken without charity."   
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    Re: Important advice from St. Francis de Sales
    « Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 08:23:08 PM »
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  • Good words. Thank you for posting this, Matthew!
    Religion clean and undefiled before God and the Father, is this: to visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation: and to keep one's self unspotted from this world.
    ~James 1:27


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    Re: Important advice from St. Francis de Sales
    « Reply #2 on: January 29, 2019, 11:27:39 PM »
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  • St Faustina said that sometimes we can give more when we give nothing with charity than we give a lot with an uncharitable spirit.  

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    Re: Important advice from St. Francis de Sales
    « Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 11:02:33 PM »
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  • St Faustina said that sometimes we can give more when we give nothing with charity than we give a lot with an uncharitable spirit.  
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    Re: Important advice from St. Francis de Sales
    « Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 02:07:05 AM »
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  • St Faustina and Matthew are in agreement.


     

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