A Tract Concerning the Beautifying Waters of the True Fountain of Youth
Truly we are called to be such saints, if only we trust in God, believing that He will answer our prayers. We must bear with our false-selves, our 'old man' as St. Paul writes, since our infirmities of a deteriorating body, and a soul blemished by sin, and speckled with imperfections, are our cross and means of sanctification. St. Paul writes: "And he said to me: My grace is sufficient for thee: for power is made perfect in infirmity. Gladly therefore will I glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may dwell in me. For which cause I please myself in my infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ. For when I am weak, then am I powerful" (2 Cor 12:9-10). For when I am old, then am I young and beautiful.