Strength Today

The Lord protects the untrained; I was in serious trouble and he delivered me.

[Ps 116:6]

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Thy home is with the humble, Lord!

The simple are Thy rest;

Thy lodging is in childlike hearts;

Thou makest there Thy nest.

~ F. W. FABER ~

This deliverance of the soul from all useless and selfish and unquiet cares, brings to it an unspeakable peace and freedom; this is true simplicity. This state of entire resignation and perpetual acquiescence produces true liberty; and this liberty brings perfect simplicity. The soul which knows no self-seeking, no interested ends, is thoroughly candid; it goes straight forward without hindrance; its path opens daily more and more to “perfect day,” in proportion as its self-renunciation and its self-forgetfulness increase; and its peace, amid whatever troubles beset it, will be as boundless as the depths of the sea.

~FRANÇOIS DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON ~

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