Quote of the day: 23 June

For some weeks I have returned to philosophical work and have a big task ahead for which I lack much, very much, of what is necessary to accomplish it [preparing Potency and Act for publication]. Were I not able to trust in the blessing of holy obedience and in the knowledge that the Lord can accomplish something through a totally weak and incapable tool when he wishes to do so, I would have to give up the race.

So now I do what I can, and allow myself to recoup courage before the tabernacle when it has been crushed by the erudition of other people.

Saint Edith Stein

Letter 204 to Mother Petra Brüning, O.S.U.
23 June 1935

Stein, E. 1993, Self-Portrait in Letters, 1916-1942, Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Discalced Carmelite, translated from the German by Koeppel, J, ICS Publications, Washington DC.

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day: 23 June

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  1. Wow. What a blessing to read this today when reasoned thoughts and words seem so useless in the face of memes, mobs and maniacs. Thank you for sharing her thoughts – she lived and died for Christ in the face of mass evil and madness.

  2. This is encouraging, if so great a Saint felt like this, it must be okay that I so often do.

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