The Lord Always Provides

"If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" Jesus (Luke, 11:13)

A father here on Earth, notwithstanding the blind love that often engulfs his heart, always knows how to surround his son with worthwhile gifts.

For what reason would the Celestial Father, who is all wisdom and love, remain immobile or deaf to our implorations?

The paternal devotion of the Supreme Lord surrounds us everywhere. What is of uppermost importance is that we do not poison our understanding.

Bear in mind that Divine Providence invariably operates for the infinite well-being.

It frees the asphyxiating atmosphere with the resources of the storm.

It defends the flower with thorns.

It protects the useful plantation with disagreeable manure.

It sustains the colorful green valleys with the sturdiness of the rocks.

It is the same in the circles of planetary struggles. Occurrences that appear to us to be disastrous in our personal activity, represents support to our equilibrium, and to our success, just as phenomena that we interpret as calamities, in a collective sense, constitutes an enormous public benefit.

Pray, therefore, to the Lord for the blessing of the Divine Light for your heart and for your intelligence, so that you do not get lost in the labyrinth of problems. Nevertheless, do not forget that in the majority of the occasions, the initial assistance from Heaven reaches us through the common path, via anguish and disenchantment; but wait, confidently, as the days pass by. Time is our silent interpreter and it will reveal to your heart the infinite kindness of the Father, who will restore the health of our soul through the thorns of disillusionment or the bitter elixir of suffering.

XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 63.