Salesian Quote of the Day

Here is St. Francis de Sales on how being inundated with a thousand small tasks is worse than one big one:

As flies trouble us, not by their strength but by their multitude, so affairs of importance give us not so much trouble as trifling ones when they are great in number. Undertake, then, all your affairs with a calm and peaceable mind, and endeavour to despatch them in order, one after another; for if you make an effort to do them all at once, or without order, your spirit will be so overcharged and depressed that it will probably lie down under the burden without effecting anything. (Introduction to the Devout Life III.10)

All I have to say to that is “Amen and amen.”

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