We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.
Realize that illness and other temporal setbacks often come to us from the hand of God our Lord, and are sent to help us know ourselves better, to free ourselves of the love of created things, and to reflect on the brevity of this life and, thus, to prepare ourselves for the life which is without end.
True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.
Remember that the good angels do what they can to preserve men from sin and obtain God's honor. But they do not lose courage when men fail.
Stephen Adly Guirgis