"There is nothing so good for building character as having trials to bear. It brings out all the best in us. If I have all I desire and no real cares and anxieties, what is there to try my temper? What is there to admire in me? We admire those who, in spite of difficulties, bear their burden cheerfully and unselfishly, thinking of others' sorrows rather than their own. We must have a harder ideal and profit from the difficulties in life. Why let yourself be so easily disturbed? What are you worrying about? You are not living with saints and angels, and you are not one yourself."
Father Daniel Considine S.J.
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