What a severe punishment for those who prefer to wait to do penance in the next world rather than do it here!
Vincent de Paul (Volume: 10 | Page#: 319) Mortification, Correspondence, Meals, and Journeys, 9 December, 1657
How do I define mortification? When was the last time I gave up something good, to do a better thing?
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.