The next you feel alone because you are struggling with depression, or any other mental or emotional condition, reflect on these words of St. Francis de Sales. He would say, you are not alone.
“Everyone says besides your physical illness you are suffering from deep depression… My own soul, which once endured it for six weeks is in a position to feel compassion for those who experience it.”
When your difficulties seem to persist no matter what you do or how hard you try, and you get down on yourself for failing. Remember that you are created to journey to the Creator. Follow these instructions.
“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.”
When you think what you are doing is of little value and a waste of time remember that nothing is little or big in God’s eyes.
“While I am busy with little things, I am not required to do greater things.”
St. Francis to Sales had a keen sense of human worth from God’s eyes. No one is insignificant. No suffering is insignificant. No joy is insignificant. ALL is significant. God is with us and in us always. He only asks one thing.
“Be who you are and be that well.”
Yesterday was the feast of St. Francis de Sales. May he continue to pray for us.
Picture is public domain in the United States because is the author’s life +70 years. It is a faithful reproduction uploaded to Wikimedia in 2005.