gentle to all and stern with yourself. I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him.Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience. Our body has this defect that, the more it is provided care and comforts, the more needs and desires it finds. To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that. We can only learn to know ourselves and do what we can - namely, surrender our will and fulfill God's will in us.There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
John of the Cross
Saint John of the Cross was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest, who was born at Fontiveros, Old Castile. John of the Cross is known for his writings.