-- Letters 817; O. XV, pp. 288-289
Monday, September 24, 2007
It is necessary not only to combat hate and distaste of one's neighbor, but to abstain from a common but quite harmful defect; namely, to complain and to keep repeating these complaints. This is an evident sign of a stubborn heart that has not even a spark of charity in it. Strong and generous hearts sometimes are saddened when there is a very serious cause, but even then they do not fall into exaggerated anguish. Have courage. The few years that remain to us here below, please God, will be for us the best and most useful for eternity.