In order to die to sin completely, it is necessary that we die to all of our bad inclinations, to all that flatters our senses, and to pride.
God does not judge as man does...He is the only one upon whom we should rely. How happy we are then, and how peaceful! We are no longer dazzled by appearances, or stirred up by opinions; we are united to the truth and depend upon it alone.
I am praised, blamed, treated with indifference, distain, ignored, or forgotten; none of this can touch me.