Let each Part of your Business have its Time. And after a time, set before thee thine own example; and examine thyself strictly, whether thou didst not best at first. Reflect that Job lost his possessions and his sons and his health: This is the sweet and holy fashion observed by those who are wholly inspired of Christ; for in this wise they have uprooted perverted pride, and that marrow of impatience of which we said above that it was very pleasing to the devil, because it is the beginning and occasion of every sin; and on the contrary that as it is very pleasing to the devil, so it is very displeasing to God.
For otherwise a state may have a great stock, and yet starve. The times were indeed evil, and the "servants of God," of whom then, as now, there were no inconsiderable number, withdrew for the most part into spiritual or literal seclusion, and in the quietude of cloister or forest cell busied themselves with the concerns of their own souls.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. This is shown by the Word, for in obedience to His Father and in humility, He ran to the shameful death of the Cross, nailing and binding Him with the nails and bands of charity, and enduring in such patience that no cry of complaint was heard from Him.
Laplace disliked the disreputable origins of this theory and renamed it the "calculus of probabilities. For this is but to dash the first table against the second; and so to consider men as Christians, as we forget that they are men.
For it is a true rule, that love is ever rewarded, either with the reciproque, or with an inward and secret contempt. It is likewise to be remembered, that forasmuch as the increase of any estate must be upon the foreigner for whatsoever is somewhere gotten, is somewhere lostthere be but three things, which one nation selleth unto another; the commodity as nature yieldeth it; the manufacture; and the vecture, or carriage.
She shows a touching dependence on those she loves, and an inveterate habit of idealising them, which leads to frequent disillusion. So greatly did the virtue of humility please Him in Mary that He was constrained to give her the Word His Only-Begotten Son and she was the sweet mother who gave Him to us.
The same is the case of men, that rise after calamities and misfortunes. Her ascetic practices meet with sharp opposition at home. Hawkwood, probably at his instigation, ravages the country, and even threatens the city of Florence.
For perhaps they have heard some talk, Such an one is a great rich man, and another except to it, Yea, but he hath a great charge of children; as if it were an abatement to his riches.
Deformed persons, and eunuchs, and old men, and bastards, are envious.
This is the food that makes the soul angelic, and therefore it is called the food of angels; and also because the soul, separated from the body, tastes God in His essential Being. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.
Certainly if miracles be the command over nature, they appear most in adversity. During the last months of her life--months of excruciating physical sufferings, vividly described for us by her contemporaries--the woman's rectitude and wisdom, her swift tender sympathies, were still, as ever, at the disposal of all who sought them.
It would be hard to exaggerate her knowledge of the world and of human hearts. So with brothers according to the flesh--cousins, wives, relatives, and neighbours.
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