Suffering

How could I bear a crown of gold when the Lord bears a crown of thorns? And bears it for me!

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

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The best way not to find the bed too cold is to go to bed colder than the bed is.

St. Charles Borromeo

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I do not know your gods. Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, is my God. If you take my answer as an offense, cut off my tongue. Every part of my body is ready to suffer when God calls for this sacrifice.

St. Theodore Tiro

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Persecution shows who is a hireling, and who a true pastor.

St. Bernard

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God created shadows to better emphasize the light.

Pope John XXIII

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For one pain endured with joy, we shall love the good God more forever.

St. Therese of Lisieux

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We always find that those who walked closest to Christ were those who had to bear the greatest trials.

St. Teresa of Avila

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When you feel the assaults of passion and anger, then is the time to be silent as Jesus was silent in the midst of His ignominies and sufferings.

St. Paul of the Cross

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Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.

St. Francis of Assisi

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He is a sane man who can have tragedy in his heart and comedy in his head.

G.K. Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

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