Common Sense

I found this little treasure this week while perusing my Laudate app on my iphone.


I plan to make a series of memes for Pocket Momma, but first, here is the entirety of Mother Theodore Guerin’s no nonsense guide to common sense.  Enjoy.

We are not called upon to do all the good possible, but only that which we can do.

Occupy yourself less about yourself and more about God.

It is not enough to acknowledge our faults; we must correct them.

Profit by the experiences of the past for the future.

You will be happy in making others happy.

In the accomplishment of good we must show forth in our every act a perfect justice.

Do not require of everybody the same virtues and qualities.

Bear with the defects of others.

Endeavor not to cause others to suffer and you yourself try to endure the little annoyances which are unavoidable in the necessary relations with others.

Charity does not consist in loving one or two persons and being indifferent to all the rest.

If we love our Lord with our whole heart, if we serve him faithfully, we shall be happy even in this life.

To love in the right way is to accomplish the whole Law; it is to begin that happy life which will have its perfection only in heaven, where we shall live forever with a holy and perfect love.

by Mother Theodore Guerin (1798-1856)

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