Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition
In these apostate times, we need words such as the following to encourage us and remind us that God intends that the crosses He sends us will make us better:
Let us not revenge ourselves for these things which we suffer. But esteeming these very punishments to be less than our sins deserve, let us believe that these scourges of the Lord, with which, like servants, we are chastised, have happened for our amendment, and not for our destruction.
Book of Judith, 8:26,27