Words to Live by – from Catholic Tradition


When thou seest any enemy of God wealthy, with armed attendants and many flatterers, be not cast down, but lament, weep, call upon God, that He may enroll that enemy to become numbered amongst His friends: and the more he prospers being God’s enemy, so much the more do thou mourn for him. For sinners we ought always to bewail, but especially when they enjoy wealth and abundance of good days; even as one should the sick, when they eat and drink to excess. 


Words of St. John Chrysostom, Sermon 39 on 1 COR. 15:27-8.