Don’t ignore suffering, don’t reject it. Don’t seek the Cross, but hold on to it if it comes! Our Saviour Christ didn’t want the Cross, but when it was given to Him, he didn’t abandon it anymore. He didn’t give in at all. They tore His flesh, but He didn’t give in. He didn’t say any of the things His enemies wanted Him to say. And so, it is through the Cross and only through… [ read more ]
It is quite true what philosophy says, that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other principle, that it must be lived forward.
You have not yet acquired perfect love if your regard for people is still swayed by their characters – for example, if, for some particular reason, you love one person and hate another, or if for the same reason you sometimes love and sometimes hate the same person.