“Who are they who discredit your faith?
They are those who do not know it; weak and cowardly souls who ironically like to call themselves strong; impure people who don’t see the truth because their god is their belly, because they love pleasure and orgies of their passions. And you would fear the judgment of these poor unfortunates?
The wisdom of God, on the contrary, like a brilliant star, rises ever alive and immortal in the midst of men and you must fear only the judgment of God.
Don’t worry about men; they can’t do you any harm because God alone is the master of all. Fear God and trust in him with firm confidence. The form of this world soon passes, illusions fall, sham human power comes tumbling down… blessed are you if you can present yourself in the sight of God clothed in his glory, cloaked in his justice and in his charity!
Rather than fear human judgment, seek to bring back to the faith with great charity those who despise it.”
– Don Dolindo Ruotolo