Mortification does not usually consist of great renunciations, for situations requiring great self-denial seldom occur. Mortification is made up of small conquests, such as smiling at those who annoy us, denying the body some superfluous fancy, getting accustomed to listening to others, making full use of the time God allots us…and so many other details. We find it in the apparently trifling problems, difficulties and worries which arise without our looking for them in the course of each day.

-St. Josemaria Escrivá

  • Ritaledoux

    I like the encouraging word today…and I liked it last week when it first appeared.  I wrote yesterday asking if someone was ill, like the person doing these encouraging word entries…