As if the bed were on fire

Recently I learned a great quote from St. Vincent Ferrer:

[rise promptly]…as if the bed were on fire, and kneel and offer to God a few prayers to rekindle…devotion

St. Vincent also advises that we should stop and pray in the middle of our work and study, asking for God’s help in our endeavors.

I am not a morning person. Nevertheless, my alarm goes off (the first time) at 5:37 am, because I have to be at work at 7:30. I usually sleep fifteen to twenty more minutes. I keep on thinking about what St. Vincent said, but so far, I have missed the mark on rising as if the bed were on fire.

I’m still trying.

St. Vincent FerrerSt. Vincent Ferrer, pray for us!

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