St. John; Grace
The Blessed Virgin Mary said: "St. John, whose name means the grace of God, denotes true obedience. He was and is sweet and gentle indeed - sweet to his parents for his wondrous grace, sweet to humankind for his extraordinary preaching, sweet to God for his holiness of life and obedience. He was obedient (to God) in his youth, obedient in fortune and misfortune; obedient, and constantly humble when he might have been honored; obedient, too, in his death...... Give up bitter things and you will get sweet ones. Give up your own will (to God's), if you want to be little. Despise earthly things, and you will become heavenly. Despise superfluity, and you will have spiritual abundance."
The source of all goodness and wisdom is God, and this particular message was conveyed through: The Revelations of St. Birgitta of Sweden, Vol.2, Book 4, revelations from God, the Mother of Christ, and the saints - to St. Bridget. [Searby/Morris, p.060] (Recommend Bible as primary source and these teachings as secondary)