Pondering Tidbits of Truth is my simple and inadequate way of providing nuggets of spiritual wisdom for you to chew on from time to time.
St. John of the Cross
"Never give up prayer, and should you find dryness and difficulty, persevere in it for this very reason. God often desires to see what love your soul has, and love is not tried by ease and satisfaction."
(From The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross)
St. John Paul II
"We could say that suffering, which is present under so many different forms in our human world, is also present in order to unleash love in the human person, that unselfish gift of one's 'I' on behalf of other people, especially those who suffer. The world of human suffering unceasingly calls for, so to speak, another world: the world of human love; and in a certain sense man owes to suffering that unselfish love which stirs in his heart and actions."
(From Apostolic Letter, Salvifici doloris, 29)
St. Josemaria Escriva
"We children of God have to be contemplatives; people, who, in the midst of the din of the throng, know how to find silence of soul in a lasting conversation with Our Lord, people who know how to look at Him as they look at a Father, as they look at a Friend, as they look at someone with whom they are madly in love."
(From The Forge)