Friday, October 19, 2007

From my Daily Readings

"In my opinion, honor and money almost always go together; anyone who wants honor does not despise money, and anyone who despises money does not care much about honor. Let this be clearly understood, for it seems to me that the desire for honor always brings with it some interest in money or income. It would be a wonder if any poor person were honored in the world; on the contrary, even though he may be worthy of honor, he is little esteemed. True poverty brings with it overwhelming honor. Poverty that is chosen for God alone has no need of pleasing anyone but Him. It is certain that in having need of no one a person has many friends. I have come clearly aware of this in my experiences."

-Saint Theresa of Avila. The Way of Perfection.

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