God is best known in not knowing him.
God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.
The whole of history since the ascension of Jesus into heaven is concerned with one work only: the building and perfecting of this City of God.
But I am aware of some that murmur: What, say they, if all men should abstain from all sexual intercourse, whence will the human race exist? Would that all would this, only in charity out of a pure heart, and good conscience, and faith unfeigned; much more speedily would the City of God be filled, and the end of the world hastened.
It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr.
Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.