Distractions and Distraction

“The very pains we take to prevent distractions often work upon us as a considerable distraction. If you begin to reflect and to turn your eyes upon self in order to learn what sort of attitude you are maintaining  as you gaze upon God, then it is no longer upon Him that your gaze is fixed but upon your own conduct and upon yourself.”

                                                             St. Jane Francis de Chantal

For Reflection: 

As I ponder this quotation of St. Jane Francis de Chantal, what advice do I imagine she would give me when faced with a distraction in prayer? What practical strategy can I employ to implement this advice?

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