Is 30: 26
… moon’s light will be like the light of the sun, and the sun will shine in sevenfold strength, as if the light of seven days were joined in one, when the time comes for the Lord to bind up his people’s hurt, and heal their grievous wound.
In Conversation with God:
… charity was the very first virtue Our Lord demanded of Peter before entrusting to him the care of his flock…
Judas should have gone back to Jesus who would have sheltered and comforted him, in spite of his sin, as he did the repentant Peter. But instead, Judas went to where he should not have gone: he went to those who were incapable of understanding, and, above all, who were unable to give that unfortunate man what he most needed.
As if, indeed, any man should feel that an enemy could be more destructive to him than that hatred with which he is excited against him, or that he could destroy more utterly him whom he persecutes than he destroys his own soul by his enmity. And of a truth, there is no science of letters more innate than the writing of conscience – that he is doing unto another what he himself would not suffer.
… so i ran like a wind to the water, “please don’t leave me again,” i cried, and i threw bitter tears at the ocean, but all that came back was the tide…