Listen to me, O sinners who have had the misfortune of having hitherto offended God, and
of being condemned to hell: if the Devil tells you that but little hope remains of your eternal
salvation, answer him in the words of the Scripture: ”No one hath hoped in the Lord, and
hath been confounded. ” (Eccl. ii. 11.) No sinner has ever trusted in God, and has been lost.
Make, then, a firm purpose to sin no more; abandon yourselves into the arms of the divine
goodness; and rest assured that God will have mercy on you, and save you from Hell. ”Cast thy care upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” (Ps. liv. 23.) The Lord, as we read in Blosius, one day said to St. Gertrude: ”He who confides in me, does me such violence that I cannot but hear all his petitions.”
St. Alphonsus Liguori, Sermons for All the Sundays of the Year