31 October 2012

Godly liberty from St. Francis de Sales

From "Treatise on the Love of God" by our Holy Founder, St. Francis de Sales:

We have the liberty to do good or evil, but to choose evil is not to use but to abuse liberty. Let us renounce such misguided liberty and subject our free will forever to the rule of heavenly love. If our souls should ever will to use their liberty against our resolutions to serve God eternally and without reserve, let us generously sacrifice this free will and make it die to itself so that it may live in God!

A Visitation Sister

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