Tag Archives: Frederick William Faber

Suffering Kindly

Father Faber notes that the person who suffers patiently and kindly performs an act of kindness upon those who witness the suffering. Consider how “the thoughts of the dying mother are all concentrated on her new-born child.” Her kind suffering … Continue reading

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Kindness With Effort

Father Faber notes that most kind actions require no effort, but when they do require effort, we ought “to keep the effort out of view.”  He advises: “We should never repeat to others our good actions. If we do, their … Continue reading

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The Hidden Life of Kind Actions

Father Faber observes: “Spiritual persons who specially cultivate kindness are singularly exempt from delusions. Yet delusions form the most intricate and baffling part of our spiritual warfare. But the instinct of kindness is never baffled. No position ever seems new … Continue reading

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Stumbling First Steps

Father Faber states: “When we read the lives of the saints, or ponder on the teaching of mystical books, we shall surely have no difficulty in admitting that we ourselves are but beginners.” And beginners on the road to spiritual … Continue reading

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The Immense Value of Kind Actions

Father Faber notes: “It seems to be an almost universal fallacy among mankind, which leads them to put a higher price on kindness than it deserves. Neither do men look generally at what we have had to give up in … Continue reading

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How Kind Actions Save Us

Father Faber remarks: “Graces from God, kindnesses from men; we seem to have stood all our lives under the beneficent drippings of these beneficent showers. . . . Kindness has again and again done the preliminary work for grace in … Continue reading

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A Multitude of Kind Actions

Father Faber remarks: “There is always one bright thought in our minds when all the rest is dark. There is one thought out of which a moderately cheerful man can always make some satisfactory sunshine, if not a sufficiency of … Continue reading

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