Photo by: Mr. Dickie - Emmitsburg, MD
The great duty of the religious soul is to suffer in silence. Too many men think they can become holy by talking about their trials. The awful fuss we sometimes make over the little unavoidable tribulations of life robs them of the fruitfulness. It turns them into occasions for self-pity or self-display, and consequently makes them useless.
(Thomas Merton, No Man Is An Island, p. 92)
26 March 2016