Saturday, November 12, 2022


How great will be our confusion when we appear before God and see the reasons why He sent us these crosses that we now complain about! We have mourned the death of that son in the prime of his age, but we do not know that if he had lived a few more years, he would have died in mortal sin. We have mourned the breakup of that courtship, but we do not know what consequences would have had. We complain about that physical ailment that has been bothering us for thirty or forty years, but we ignore that we owe our salvation to this penance.

Saint Claude de la Colombière