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Quote for the Day (Night)

The best way not to find the bed too cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is.

– St Charles Borromeo

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2 thoughts on “Quote for the Day (Night)

    1. It’s a quote on suffering but even more on humility. St Charles Borromeo was the Bishop of Milan, Italy (1538 – 1584). Now despite his position, he remained a humble man and wished to live simply. Perhaps here a fuller context of the quote will provide the explanation you seek Gabriela?

      St. Charles Borromeo: “His days were filled with duties and cares; at night he would take off his bishop’s robes, don a tattered old cassock, and pass the evening in study and prayer. He lived as simply as it was possible to do. One cold night when someone wanted to have his bed warmed, he said, “The best way not to find a bed cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is.” However, he did not allow his rigorous self-discipline to weaken him for the work he had to do.”

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