As I struggle with erratic drivers, lost tempers, impatience, these words are ones I seek to model my life upon. While I have not accomplished them, they are a model to work towards.


Joy is the greatest cleanser, and it is
the greatest testimony of our

“Toil with happiness,” my Lord once
said to me.

God sent a servant on an errand
through a dangerous part
of the world.

The servant, having received in hand
what God wanted

turned to the Holy and said,
“My Beloved Master, do you have a final instruction?”
and God replied,

“A kind face is a

[St. Francis of Assisi, from “Love Poems from God” by Daniel Ladinsky]

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