We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer. The only profitable relationship to others – and especially to our weaker brethren – is one of love, and that means the will to hold fellowship with them. God himself did not despise humanity, but became man for men’s sake.
A soul untried by sorrows is good for nothing.
There is but one road to the Kingdom of God — a cross, voluntary or involuntary.