You teach me a great lesson, Monsieur, by desiring God to change things from which you could derive satisfaction into crosses. It seems to me that this is a powerful means for us to purify our intentions in the unknown circumstances that await us.
Louise de Marillac (Page#: 107)
What does it mean to change things that satisfy, into what unites me to God? Do I treat people as well as I think I should?
Quotes sources: Saint Vincent de Paul / Correspondence, Conferences, Documents; Brooklyn, NY: New City Press, 1999; Pierre Coste, Editor. Spiritual writings of Louise de Marillac. Edited and translated from the original French edition by Louise Sullivan, D.C. Brooklyn, New York: New City Press, 1991.