8th August

Detachment

We seem to have nothing, but we really possess everything. 2 Corinthians 6:10

Unless a person say in their heart ‘I alone and God are in this world’, they shall not find quiet.
Abba Allois Sayings of the Desert Fathers

I adore not the voice of birds
Nor snuff, nor gambling in this world
Nor a boy, nor gambling, nor women.
My Druid is Christ, the Son of God
Christ, Son of Mary, the Great Abbot
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Attributed to Columba

Let us be careful that no image except that of God take shape in the soul.
Columbanus

I wears life like a loose robe.
A Negro woman

Let nothing disturb you, nothing dismay you
All things pass, God never changes
Peace attains all that it strives for
They who live in God find they lack nothing.
God alone suffices.
St Teresa of Avila

Said the robin to the sparrow
‘I should really like to know
Why these busy human people
Seem to fret and worry so.’
Said the sparrow to the robin
‘Friend, I think that it must be
That they have no heavenly Father
Such as cares for you and me.’
Anon

Wean me from false anxieties
Wean me from false addictions
Lead me to desire nothing but you
Till my soul is at peace

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