Friday, September 20, 2013

Happy Are They Who Give Themselves to God!

Happy are they who give themselves to God!
They are delivered from their passions,
from the judgments of others,
from their malice,
from the tyranny of their sayings,
from their cold and wretched mocking,
from the misfortunes which the world distributes to wealth,
from the unfaithfulness and inconstancy of friends,
from the wiles and snares of the enemy,
from our own weakness,
from the misfortunes and brevity of life,
from the horrors of a profane death,
from cruel remorse attached to wicked pleasures,
and in the end, from the eternal condemnation of God.

François Fénelon

Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalm 5:11