St Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers

I love this quote from St. Francis de Sales writings. As a freelancer, it is something I need to remember while walking through life, doing what I can despite what I might consider menial writing for little pay. My focus, regardless of the lack of compensation or respect has to be on doing it all for Jesus and keeping my heart pure and open to His infinite will.

Anything else, doesn’t matter.

Do not pay any attention to the kind of work you do, but rather to the honor that it brings to God, even though it may seem quite trivial. Desire only to do the Divine Will, following Divine Providence, which is the disposition of Divine Wisdom. In a word, if your works are pleasing to God and recognized as such, that is all that matters. Work hard every day at increasing your purity of heart, which consists in appraising things and weighing them in the balance of God’s will. (Letters 280; O. XIII, p. 53)

[from “Everyday with St. Francis de Sales” by Rev. Francis J. Klauder]

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