"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." Paul (I Thessalonians, 5:18) The stone secures.
The thorn alerts.
Storms purify the atmosphere.
Sacrifice enriches life.
Death always renovates.
Let us learn, therefore, to praise the Lord for the blessings He bestows upon us.
Good is the heat that modifies; good is the cold that preserves.
The happiness that stimulates is the sister to the pain that perfects us.
Let us pray to Heavenly Providence for enough light, so that our eyes may be able to identify the granary of grace in which we find ourselves.
It is our inner blindness that causes us to trip over obstacles, wherein only divine favor exists.
And, especially upon announcing a noble wish, let us prepare ourselves to receive the lessons, which we should take advantage of, in order to achieve according to the superior goal that directs our destiny.
Let us not be frightened by difficulties or unforeseen suffering.
Not always does the assistance from on High appear in the form of a celestial feast.
Quite often it appears in the form of an undesired recourse. Let us remember that an individual in danger of drowning in the deep waters that cover the abyss sometimes succeeds in being saved at the price of hard knocks.
Let us pay homage, therefore, for all the experiences of the evolutionary path, in the sanctifying search of the Divine Will, in Jesus Christ, our Lord.
XAVIER, Francisco Cândido. Our Daily Bread. By the Spirit Emmanuel. Spititist Alliance for Books, 2003. Chapter 100.