Shared by Sue C
Let all know that grace comes after tribulation.
Let them know that without the burden of afflictions
it is impossible to reach the height of grace.
Let them know that the gifts of grace increase
as the struggles increase.
Let men take care not to stray and be deceived.
This is the only true stairway to paradise,
and without the cross they can find no road to climb to heaven.
Saint Rose of Lima (1586-1617)