“God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them.” C.S. Lewis
“God enriches the soul which empties itself of everything.” St. Padre Pio
“Remember that it is not feeling of guilt that constitutes sin but the consent to sin. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.” St. Padre Pio
“You should feel at home with sufferings that it pleases Jesus to send you, since you always have to live with them. Acting thus you think less of being freed from them. Jesus who cannot suffer long to keep you in affliction will come to relieve and comfort you by infusing fresh courage into your soul.” St. Padre Pio Every marathon runner knows the value of hydration and gu energy packs during a race; you simply cannot finish with it. Allow the healing balm of Christ’s presence in the Eucharist and Confession to keep you strong in your race for holiness!!
“No one heals himself by wounding another.”St. Ambrose