A book of prayers to the Holy Face of Jesus
larger or more enduring reward later.
“Nothing will influence your success or failure at anything more than your ability (and willingness) to delay gratification. You cannot have a successful marriage without it, nor can your personal finances thrive. I cannot think of a noble career in which you can succeed without it, nor can you maintain a high level of physical health. You cannot successfully parent your children without it, and you cannot develop or maintain a vibrant spiritual life without it. The ability to delay gratification, to deny yourself, is an essential life skill.”
Mathew Kelly – From his book – Rediscover Jesus.
Now I think I understand the meaning and importance of penance!