I decided to pick up William Law’s Serious Call to see if I could find a good quote to put the finishing touches on my last paper of the semester. I still haven’t found one I can use, but in my reading I was reminded of the following passage that has been an encouragement to me in the past. I hope it encourages you as it has for me.
Let your own soul be the object of your daily care and attendance… Nourish it with good works, give it peace in solitude, get it strength in prayer, make it wise with reading, enlighten it by meditation, make it tender with love, sweeten it with humility, humble it with penance, enliven it with psalms and hymns, and comfort it with frequent reflections upon future glory.
William Law, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, 2000), 29.