“And he who wants more Grace, must prepare himself better for temptations.”

“At around their thirty-fifth year, that is half-way through our Earthly life, people have a great struggle to remain true to themselves. At that age, many of them don’t remain virtuous, but go astray and follow the path of their desires.”

“Those who wish to please God go through many sorrows.”

“As fire purifies gold, so sorrow that is in accord with God purifies a sinful heart.”