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St. Catherine of Siena
"First, I would have you consider how short your life is, that you cannot be sure of tomorrow. We can truly say that we aren't bearing the sufferings of the past nor those of the future, but only the moment we're living right now. And since time is so short, we surely ought to suffer patiently. Secondly, consider the fruit that follows these sufferings. St. Paul says there is no comparison between our sufferings and the fruit and reward of heavenly glory. Thirdly, reflect on the loss incurred by those who suffer angrily or impatiently, for the consequence is not only what they lose here but eternal suffering hereafter as well. I beg you then, dearest brother, to suffer patiently."

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