† Love consists not in feeling great things but in having great detachment and in suffering for the Beloved.
St. John of the Cross
† It is loving the Cross that one finds one heart, for Divine Love cannot live without suffering.St. Bernadette
† Many would be willing to have afflictions provided that they not be inconvenienced by them."
St. Francis de Sales
† He who wishes to love God does not truly love Him if he has not an ardent and constant desire to suffer for His sake.
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
I think if one wishes to know where he stands in the Eyes of God, one reflects on how well he suffers the ordinary things of every day life...