"In loving Me you come to know more of My Truth, and the more you know, the more intolerable pain and sorrow you will feel when I am offended."
– Jesus to St. Catherine of Siena
A great way to grow in humility.
St.Gertrude the Great writes of the devotion to the Holy Face, and represented this Face to herself as all disfigured by her sins. She writes that we shall be judged before the Face of Christ, but no longer the suffering Face. "If, then, we have been devout to it during life, surely we may hope that it will look mercifully and lovingly upon us when we stand before the judgment-seat." Jesus told her He accepts even the lifting of a pebble or straw from the ground or to utter a single word, to show kindness to any one in union with His mercy in granting this indulgence. I only wish I could remember all these things all the time.