The school of Christ is the school of love.
In the last day, when the general examination takes place …
Love will be the whole syllabus.
(St. Robert Bellarmine)
Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life.
Therefore, the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits. — St. Philip Neri
Set free from human judgment, we should count as true only what God sees in us, what he knows, and what he judges. God does not judge as man does. Man sees only the countenance, only the exterior. God penetrates to the depths of our hearts. God does not change as man does. His judgment is in no way inconstant. He is the only one upon whom we should rely.
How happy we are then, and how peaceful! We are no longer dazzled by appearances, or stirred up by opinions; we are united to the truth and depend upon it alone.
Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth. (Dorothy Day)
Jesus did not come to explain away suffering or remove it.
He came to fill it with His Presence.