Tuesday, February 9, 2010

When I said that it was time to read...

August peeked his little head down the stairs

and Ollie made faces,

and that's fairly normal behavior in this household.

We read the passage below concerning physical suffering. You know the recurring distressing news on the TV had the cat boys all concerned and anxious. I assured them that brave hearts that they are they would not have to worry about challenges, and that furthermore, Sylvester and I would be always there to take care of them.

"As to your question concerning the meaning of physical suffering and its relation to mental and spiritual healing. Physical pain is a necessary accompaniment of all human existence, and as such is unavoidable. As long as there will be life on earth, there will be also suffering, in various forms and degrees. But suffering, although an inescapable reality, can nevertheless be utilized as a means for the attainment of happiness. This is the interpretation given to it by all the prophets and saints who, in the midst of severe tests and trials, felt happy and joyous and experienced what is best and holiest in life. Suffering is both a reminder and a guide. It stimulates us to better adapt ourselves to our environmental conditions, and thus leads the way to self-improvement. In every suffering one can find a meaning and a wisdom. But it is not always easy to find the secret of that wisdom. It is sometimes only when all our suffering has passed that we become aware of its usefulness. What man considers to be evil turns often to be a cause of infinite blessings. And this is due to his desire to know more than he can. God's wisdom is, indeed, inscrutable to us all, and it is no use pushing too far trying to discover that which shall always remain a mystery to our mind." (Lights of Guidance, 2nd Edition, p. 280)

Well, doodles agreed immediately that there was no use pushing too far trying to discover obtuse meanings behind everything. They have a lot to do (catching little mousies and chasing after squirrels, among other things).

With that we made little kisses with our lips and sent them off to wish everyone a lovely new day!



  1. Obtuse, never...
    Thoughtful and inquisitive, always!

    I adore these thing about you and your company.


  2. "In every suffering one can find a meaning and a wisdom. But it is not always easy to find the secret of that wisdom. "

    Oh, heavens, never truer words were spoken!!!
    Thanks for this reading - I count on these, you know :)


  3. Good morning to two of the most beautiful and special, M and A...it's not easy reading these quotes (for me) but the cat boys are real troopers. They meowed that they would help me....

  4. Thanks for your sweet comment, Mona! Kisses back to you guys!