Saturday, August 21, 2021


True love grows with difficulties; the false one goes out. From experience we know that when we endure difficult trials for someone we love, love does not collapse, but grows. “Many waters (that is many tribulations) cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it” (Cant. 8:7). And so, the saints, who endure trials for God, strengthen their love with it; it is like an artist, who becomes more fond of the work that costs him the most”.

 Saint Thomas Aquinas