“We are not all born at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later… Our mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselves suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.”
“You are being called to live a bigger life. Answer the call. Playing small does not serve you.”
“If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
No truer words, nor more difficult to enact.
True to form, Dostoyevsky says sit like it is, even when it cuts to the heart… and daunts even the strong in faith.
Such is my prayer… Lord have mercy.
“To destroy abuses is not enough; Habits must also be changed. The windmill has gone, but the wind is still there.”
~old man G— to Monseigneur Bienvenu Myriel”
(Victor Hugo, I’m remembering more and more, is one of my favorite authors of all time. He speaks to my heart.)