Sunday, September 27, 2009

St. Vincent de Paul

Today is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, one of my heroes. Wanted to share with you two of my favorite quotes of his:

“You will find that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the bowl of soup and the full basket. Keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give us soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good humored. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting you will see. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you give them.”

“If God is the center of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.”

1 comment:

Christian Performers said...

Thanks for the continued blessing of these uplifting and encouraging thoughts on your blog!
Lauren Yarger
Executive Director/Producer
Masterwork Productions, inc.