February 22

Begin With Yourself

Hello again and welcome.

Every perfection in this life
has some imperfection mixed with it
and no learning of ours is without some darkness.

Humble knowledge of self is a surer path to God
than the ardent pursuit of learning.
Not that learning is to be considered evil,
or knowledge which is good in itself and so ordained by God......

 But a clean conscience and virtuous life
ought always to be preferred.

If you cannot make yourself what you would wish to be,
how can you bend others to your will?
We want them to be perfect,
yet we do not correct our own faults.
We wish them to be severely corrected,
yet we will not correct ourselves.

The truth hurts and I suppose all of us
at some time or another feels that pain.

- God 's Blessings!
Father Peter OFMCap.