It is good for us sometimes to suffer contradiction, to be misjudged by men even
though we do well and mean well. These things help us to be humble and shield
us from vainglory. When to all outward appearances, men give us no credit, when
they do not think well of us, then we are more inclined to seek God Who sees our
hearts. Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not
need the consolations of men.