The following reflection comes from “Set Your Heart Free” by Francis de Sales.
My Day Begins
“Learn from me,” Jesus said, “for I am meek and humble of heart.” “Learn from me,” he was saying, “to be patient and gentle with your neighbour, and humble before my Father.” “Learn from me,” he was saying, “to be patient and gentle with everyone, but especially with yourself.” Don’t be anxious to condemn yourself every time you fall. Instead, patiently, gently, pick yourself up and start all over again. There is no better way to grow toward perfection than to be willing- and patient enough - to start over again and again. To follow this simple advice is to discover the secret of a truly devout life. God will give you an inward peace and all the patience you need, but you must sincerely ask him for it. And you must put it to work day by day. Use every opportunity to perform acts of patient gentleness, no matter how small they may seem at the time,’ for our Lord has promised: “To the person who is faithful in little things, greater ones will be given.”
God love you