St. Padre Pio
"The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain" (saying of Padre Pio).
One more thing: Padre Pio knew that all was vanity. It's so hard not to become attached to the things of this world. I think it is only by focusing more and more on Christ and fulfilling the vocation to which he has called me, that I can separate myself from the worldliness around me.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the gifts and comforts that you have provided for me and my children during this time on earth. Help me to always remember that they are temporary and that my treasure is with you in heaven. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Padre Pio, pray for me.