Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor (1347 – 1380)
“You asked for suffering…You were, in effect, asking for love and light and knowledge of the truth. For suffering and sorrow increase in proportion to love” When love grows, so does sorrow … Endure courageously, then.
“Ceasing to struggle because of our defects when there is opposition to a serious mistake can lead us to that form of pride called pusillanimity, lack of courage and strength to bear misfortune or undertake large enterprises.”
–Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God, Vol. 2
Am I being tempted in this way today? Regarding what? How can I overcome this temptation?