• “When human reason has exhausted every possibility, the children can go to their Father and receive all they need.…For only when you have become utterly dependent upon prayer and faith, only when all human possibilities have been exhausted, can you begin to reckon that God will intervene and work His miracles.” – Basilea Schlink

July 9 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city_.–PROV. xvi. 32.

Purge from our hearts the stains so deep and foul, Of wrath and pride and care; Send Thine own holy calm upon the soul, And bid it settle there!
ANON.
Let this truth be present to thee in the excitement of anger,–that to be moved by passion is not manly, but that mildness and gentleness, as they are more agreeable to human nature, so also are they more manly. For in the same degree in which a man’s mind is nearer to freedom from all passion, in the same degree also is it nearer to strength.
MARCUS ANTONINUS.
It is no great matter to associate with the good and gentle, for this is naturally pleasing to all, and every one willingly enjoyeth peace, and loveth those best that agree with him. But to be able to live peaceably with hard and perverse persons, or with the disorderly, or with such as go contrary to us, is a great grace, and a most commendable and manly thing.
THOMAS À KEMPIS.

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