Archive for September 11th, 2010

I want to break from the pattern typically followed in these shorts posts by asking you, on the off chance that someone might actually be reading this weekend, to help me understand this quote.

I came across it in a book I am reading called Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. I confess that on the surface it seems to make sense, but when I think about it a bit more, I become confused and weary. So in an act of blatant disregard for your opinion of my intellect, here goes:

“If you are willing serenely to bear the trial of being displeasing to yourself, then you will be for Jesus a place of shelter.”

–Therese of Lisieux

Would you, kind reader, please help me understand this?

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