Teach us to give and not to count the cost.
It is not hard to obey when we love the one whom we obey.
True, I am in love with suffering, but I do not know if I deserve the honor.
We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.
The safest and most suitable form of penance seems to be that which causes pain in the flesh but does not penetrate to the bones, that is, which causes suffering but not sickness.