Loving the Leaves on Valentine's Day by Archbishop Fulton Sheen









Valentine's Day is approaching and the flower of the day is usually roses.  Archbishop Fulton Sheen has a different perspective.

“The tragedy of the world is that so many are unloved. Roses always look beautiful and smell sweet, and hence they are a prize to be possessed. Sweetbriar, however, has fragrant leaves, and they are never so fragrant as when it rains.  The common people of the world are like these leaves; they have something fragrant about them, particularly when the days are dark and clouded and rain falls in their lives.  Anyone can love a rose; but it takes a great heart to love a leaf.” - Archbishop Fulton Sheen

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