True love does not mean only to give, but also to be deprived and to feel sorry, when such deprivation and sorrow restrain another from going astray and fall into sin.
When the trees move right and left by the winds, they develop deeper roots and grow taller and stronger. The same thing happens with people when they are tested, by growing deeper roots in the power and providence of God.
St. Antony the Great
Translated by Dr. Nick Stergiou