...from looking in the Window:
"Love is an act of endless forgiveness." From "Light from Heaven" by Jan Karon
"Trials help greatly to detach us from earth. They make us look to God, rather than to this world."
-St. Therese of Lisieux
"Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and can be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side,and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face."
-St. Francis of Assisi
“Some Saints are privileged to extend to us their patronage with particular efficacy in certain needs, but not in others; but our holy patron St. Joseph has the power to assist us in all cases, in every necessity, in every undertaking.”
-St. Thomas Aquinas
"Lord, help me to do great things as though they were little, since I do them with your power; and little things as though they were great, since I do them in your name."
"What a weakness it is to love Jesus Christ only when He caresses us, and to be cold immediately once He afflicts us. This is not true love. Those who love thus, love themselves too much to love God with all their heart."