View Larger Image Some Favorite Quotes of the Saints Joseph Sciambra2017-03-10T18:30:07+00:00January 17th, 2015|Blog, Christ, Our Lady & the Saints| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterest Related Posts Gallery Gay Marriage: Orthodoxy vs. Catholicism October 6th, 2022 | 0 Comments Gallery Mark Houck’s “Forward” to My 2013 Book September 27th, 2022 | 0 Comments Gallery The Married Orthodox Priesthood: My Conversation with Fr. Timothy Hojnicki September 17th, 2022 Gallery From Roman Catholicism to Russian Orthodoxy: My Conversation with Reader Paul Trinca September 6th, 2022 Gallery Selling Your Soul For NOTHING July 27th, 2022 No Comments Anonymous January 18, 2015 at 2:19 am Solid, comforting quotes. have a collection of such quotes stored in my phone, and read them during my commute. I like the quote by Ignatius of Loyola. It reflects very much the way I try to think when faced with a painful situation: Suffering leads to personal growth, and I try to view the suffering as God giving me an opportunity to grow closer to him. It means: God has not yet given up on me. Anonymous January 18, 2015 at 5:10 pm “…God has not yet given up on me…”?!?!?!?It is *we* who, through lack of faith / pride / despair, etc. tend to give up on God. He *never* gives up on us. cf. CCC 214, 218 – https://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s2c1p1.htm – read with for example, Jer. 29:11, Is. 55: 10-11, etc. T. W. January 22, 2015 at 11:53 pm God will never give up on you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.