Thursday, October 18, 2018

doing our daily duty

"The dimensions of paradise in us comprise the large-hearted and minute accomplishment of our duties each day... Doing our daily duty involves being glad to be where we are so that the Kingdom of God may reach us, may spread across this piece of earth that is ourselves; it is accepting as a large act of obedience the matter that we are made of, the family of which we are a member, the profession that we belong to, the people who are ours, the continent which surrounds us, the world we are inserted into, and the time that we are living in. .. It is in paying this debt in contributions of one cent at a time each second that make us just."

                                                              - Madeleine Delbrel,  from Magnificat, October 2018

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