“Engrave and inscribe on your heart this holy and sacred motto, ‘Live Jesus!’ I am certain that your life, which comes from the heart just as the almond tree comes from its seed, will thereafter produce all its actions—which are its fruits—inscribed and engraved with this sacred word of salvation. As our beloved Jesus lives in your heart, so too he will live in all your conduct… With St. Paul you can say, ‘It is no longer I that live, but Christ lives in me’ [Galations 2:20].”
-- St. Francis de Sales
Introduction to the Devout Life, III:23
NOTE: In honor of St. Francis de Sales, whose memorial we observe today, Crisis magazine recently published a nice article on the value of returning to the saint's writings for holy but practical wisdom in this day and age. Read it by clicking here.