Apart from the cross, there is no other ladder by which we may get to heaven.
Without the burden of afflictions it is impossible to reach the height of Grace.
The gift of Grace increases as the struggle increases.
When we serve the poor and the sick we serve Jesus.
We must not fail to help our neighbors, because in them we serve Jesus.
If only mortals would learn how great it is to possess divine grace, how beautiful, how noble, how precious. How many riches it hides within itself, how many joys and delights! No one would complain about his cross or about troubles that may happen to him, if he would come to know the scales on which they are weighed when they are distributed to men.