Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition


If you say that you cannot suffer much, how will you endure the fire of purgatory?  Of two evils, the lesser is always to be chosen.  Therefore, in order that you may escape the everlasting punishments to come, try to bear present evils patiently for the sake of God.


Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis, Book 3, Chapter 12.