Friday, December 16, 2016

QUOTATION: Complaining

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Certainly the virtue is greater, if, in times of sickness, we do not complain of our sufferings; but when these press heavily upon us, it is not a fault to make them known to our friends, or even to pray to God to liberate us from them. I am speaking now of sufferings that are severe; for, on the other hand, there are many who are very faulty in this, that on every trifling pain or weariness they would have the whole world come to compassionate them, and to shed tears around them.

--St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Way of Salvation and Perfection