Friday, November 12, 2004

God deliver us

"from people who wish to serve Him
yet who are mindful of their own honour.
Reflect how little they gain from this;
for, as I have said,
the very act of desiring honour robs us of it,
especially in matters of precedence:
there is no poison in the world
which is so fatal to perfection."
from The Way of Perfection, Chapter 12
by St. Teresa of Avila