I am becoming increasingly aware that when women do not wear make-up, they look more beautiful. The eyes appear brighter, more piercing, and awe-inspiring. The lips are more playful and smiles more genuine. The delicate nature of the soul is revealed; the fears and ferocity apparent.
Just consider the Christian who is trying, even in a small way, to save his soul. Everything around him inclines him to evil; he can hardly lift his eyes without being tempted, in spite of all his prayers and penances. And yet a hardened sinner, who for the past twenty years has been wallowing in sin, will tell you that he is not tempted! So much the worse, my friend, so much the worse! That is precisely what should make you tremble—that you do not know what temptations are….St. Augustine tells us that the greatest temptation is not to have temptations because this means that one is a person who has been rejected, abandoned by God, and left entirely in the grip of one’s own passions.”
— St. John Vianney (via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)
I promise sadness isn’t permanent”
— Christian Novelli (via somethingcalled-a-padalecki)
I just want to drown my sorrows in chocolate and wrapping Christmas gifts.
Feel free to ramble on and on today, Professor. I have a candy cane in my pocket and that’s pretty much all I care about
Tis’ the season to spend all my time on the internet because really school should be over now
I have an internship interview with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday. Really thankful :).