"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church
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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides.
Thomas á Kempis
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"The name of Jesus, pronounced with reverence and affection, has a kind of power to soften the heart. "