The Present

Daily each man carves the stone of

His tomorrow,

Which promptly then becomes his today,

With the chisel,

Of his, and others,

Thoughts, Words, and deeds.

The manner in which he

Chooses to comport himself

Relative to his circumstances,

Determines the quality of the

Finished work of art.

A rightly formed conscience,

Well grounded in truth,

Can well guide the

Hammer and chisel.

Today is the Feast of St. John Of the Cross, sixteenth century Spaniard, Carmelite priest, and Doctor of the Church. I got this image from a comment of his about mortification.

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