St. Paul listing his litany of difficulties that he went through in his life as an itinerant missionary reminded me of a quote from a philosopher: “He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.” The Apostle’s “why” was his single-hearted devotion to Christ. His treasure was clear to him and so he was willing to make whatever sacrifices were necessary. Think of all the sacrifices that parents make for their children. Because the “why” is clear the sacrifices are worth it. In our lives of faith we need clarity about why we do the things we do. Charity, forgiveness, patience are not burdensome when we remember the reason for our actions flows from the treasury of love God has for us.