Does our life become from day to day more painful, more oppressive, more replete with sufferings? Blessed be he (or she) a thousand times who desires it so. If life be harder, love makes it also stronger, and only this love, grounded on suffering, can carry the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ.

No matter the challenges you are facing, or the burdens you are carrying, or the difficulties you are experiencing today, always remember the love of God makes you stronger to persevere and overcome them.