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! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPinterest Related Posts Gallery My Lifelong Obsession with Icons April 4th, 2021 | 1 Comment Gallery The Filioque: My Conversation with Fr. Photius Avant March 27th, 2021 Gallery My Conversation with Abbot Tryphon of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) March 16th, 2021 Gallery Finding Forgiveness and Peace in the Midst of Corruption, Despair, and Anger February 25th, 2021 Gallery Prayer of St. Mary of Egypt Before the Crucifix February 15th, 2021 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.