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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thought for the day from St. Bonaventure

"The perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue."

500 years before Therese of Lisieux embraced her "little way," St. Bonaventure advocated it for his monks. Imagine the channel of grace it would be to make the bed for the love of Christ, to wash the dishes and scrub the sink. 

Right now I'm watching a bluebird couple bring food to their babies. What a source of grace to feed little ones and wipe up their messes for the love of Christ, to get up patiently when a baby cries in the night.  How many opportunities to grow in virtue we have in the ordinary challenges of daily life. 

St. Bonaventure, pray for us.

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