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THE IMPORTANCE OF REFRAINING FROM COMPLAINING

21 Jan

“I have read,” writes L. Veuillot, “that once there ascended to heaven a little unknown soul, which was permitted to enter immediately, without having undergone any fatigue, or shed a tear, or suffered a misfortune, or even done anything extraordinary.

A murmur of astonishment passed through the assembly of the saints

“God assigned to it a very glorious place, and a murmur of astonishment passed through the assembly of the saints.

“All looked towards the Guardian Angel who had borne up the little soul. The angel bowed down before God, and obtained His permission to speak to the heavenly court, and from his lips, with a voice more gentle than the beating of a butterfly’s wings, he uttered these words, which all heaven heard:

“‘This soul has always taken uncomplainingly its share of sunshine, of darkness, and of toil, and has never knowingly harboured anything in which there was an offence against God.'”

– From: Golden Grains, M. H. Gill and Son, Dublin 1889

 
 

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