“Our true worth does not consist in what human beings think of us.
What we really are consists in what God knows us to be.”
St. John Berchmans
“It is by endurance that you will secure possession of your souls (Luke 21:18).
The possession of a soul means the undisturbed mastery of oneself,
which is the secret of inner peace, as distinguished from a thousand agitations
which make it fearful, unhappy, and disappointed.
Only when a soul is possessed can anything else be enjoyed.
Our Lord here meant patience in adversity, trial, and persecution.
At the end of three hours on the Cross, He would so possess His soul that
He would render it back to the Heavenly Father.”
Fulton J. Sheen, p. 322
An Excerpt From
Life of Christ