“This is the road to Heaven; let us walk in it. It is the Purgatory of our sins; do not let us think it too hard. This is what God’s friends mus pass through; let those who will spend their time in pleasure…and for the the sake of the joys to come, forget your present pains, and wait patiently until you see our Lord, who will come sooner than you expect Him.”

-St John of Avila, Finding Confidence in Times of Trial 

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