"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency may be of the power of God, and not of us. In all things we suffer tribulation, but are not distressed; we are straitened, but are not destitute; We suffer persecution, but are not forsaken; we are cast down, but we perish not: Always bearing about in our body the mortification of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be made manifest in our bodies."--2 Corinthians 4:7-10
"Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing away: God never changes.
Patience obtains all things. Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices."
--St. Teresa of Avila