"Behold this Heart which has so loved men that it has spared nothing, even to exhausting and consuming itself, in order to testify its love. In return, I receive from the greater part only ingratitude, by their irreverence and sacrileges, and by the coldness and contempt they have for me in this sacrament of love.... [...]
"I have said that it is not necessary to meditate much in order to arrive at affection. Here, however, we must guard against sloth. The mind is slothful regarding the things of grace. It must not be allowed to pass too easily over the reflection. It would willingly act like the tribune Felix, who trembled [...]
"True, it is hard, and there are few who persevere in it and become saints. They mortify themselves for a time while the passions are still to be feared; and when peace reigns they cease to do so. From this it comes that there are so many of merely ordinary virtue, and that they never [...]
"Physical idleness deteriorates the mind, spiritual idleness deteriorates the heart." Source: Ven. Fulton J. Sheen, Way to Happiness, St. Pauls, 1998.
"Our greatest evil is sloth, negligence, forgetfulness, and discouragement. That shows our little faith, respect, and love. We want what gives us pleasure, and we refuse what contradicts us." Source: St. Peter Julian Eymard, The Divine Eucharist St. Peter Julian Eymard was a priest and the founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. [...]