“Diligently and accurately handle all the affairs of which you are in charge, but if possible do not be unduly worried about them. Do not let them upset and disturb you. In taking care of them, never torment yourself, for such anxieties make clear-thinking difficult and prevent your doing things well. If you practice this advice you will succeed in discharging your duties very meritoriously for, beyond doubt, time employed calmly is spent most efficaciously.”
St Francis de Sales, “Spiritual Diary,” pp. 178-179.
The wonderfully wise saint gives these sorely needed words of wisdom in today’s Meditation for Spiritual Growth in The Vatican II Weekday Missal, St. Paul Editions, p. 1156.