Hard work pays off.
Would you have me lose in a quarter of an hour the small stock of gentleness which I have been painfully amassing for the last twenty years?St. Francis de Sales
St. Francis de Sales was so gentle in his disposition that no one would ever have known that he had a naturally quick temper. He had identified his proclivity to anger, worked on it, and gradually mastered it. He was not perfect, but he pursued perfection, and it showed. His spiritual approach—illustrated in such classics as Introduction to the Devout Life—has assisted countless souls in their journey to sanctity.
Today I will remember that I can choose well or poorly. Each next right step leads me to holy perfection.