The difference between human felicity and the cross of Christ is this, that on tasting the former we loathe it, but the more we drink of the latter, the greater is our thirst.
However great your poverty, spare no expense that nothing may be wanting for the welfare of the sick.
Often, especially when one has but lately embarked on a better life, a scruple is of no little help to the mind empty of spiritual things.
We must strive as hard as we can to lay hold of that we follow after, and having entered the way of perfection, attain to what is most perfect.
A rough and unshapen log has no idea that it can be made into a statue that will be considered a masterpiece, but the carver sees what can be done with it. So many seem to know scarcely anything of the Christian life and do not understand that God can mould them into saints, until they put themselves into the hands of that almighty Artisan.
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