"How great will be our confusion when we appear before God and see the reasons why He sent us these crosses of which we now complain!
We have mourned the death of that son in the prime of life, but we do not know that, had he lived a few years longer, he would have died in mortal sin.
We have mourned the breakup o
f that courtship, but we do not know what the consequences of its continuation would have been. We complain of that physical ailment that has been bothering us for thirty or forty years, but we are unaware that to that penance we owe our salvation."
- St. Claude de la Colombière