of the painful things that happen to us every day will injure or distress us
once we perceive and continually meditate on their purpose. It is
on account of this that St. Paul says: 'I take delight in weakness, insults and
hardships,' (2 Cor. 12:10), and, 'All who seek to live a holy life in Christ
Jesus will suffer persecution,' (2 Tim. 3:12).