Sorrow for sins is necessary if it be not unremitting.  I beg you to turn your steps back sometimes from troubled and anxious remembering of your ways, and to go forth to the tableland of serene remembrance of God’s benefits.  Let us mingle honey with wormwood, that its wholesome bitterness may bring health when it is drunk tempered with sweetness.  If you take thought upon yourselves in your humility, take thought, likewise, upon the Lord in His goodness. – Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)


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