On Gratitude for God's Grace
Why do you seek rest here when you are born to work? Dispose yourself to patience rather than to comfort and to carry the cross rather to enjoyment. Thank God for His graces and blame yourself for your sins, realizing that the punishment due to them is yours alone. Be grateful for the least gift and you will be worthy to receive more. If you consider the dignity of the Giver, no favor will seem small or valueless. Nothing is small that comes from the Most High God.