TO MARY WILLIS SHELBURNE: On keeping to a regular pattern of religious life during the storms of life.
9 November 1955
I agree: the only thing one can usually change in one’s situation is oneself. And yet one can’t change that either—only ask Our Lord to do so, keeping on meanwhile with one’s sacraments, prayers, and ordinary rule of life. One mustn’t fuss too much about one’s state. Do you read St. Francis de Sales? He has good things to say on this subject. All good wishes.
From The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III
Compiled in Yours, Jack