be thankful to painful things in life




O Deva, what is this sport? Sitting here, you raise turmoil in our minds. A storm is raised and later you alone calm it down”. – Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita, Ch. 34, Ovi 127.


There is a moving incident in the life of St. Anthony who, for the love of God, went and stayed in a desert. Far from madding crowds of men, he lived a life of communion with God. Yet was he not free from trials.

One day, he had to undergo intense suffering. When he emerged from his trials, he said to God, “Ah, Beloved God, where wert Thou when I was in great distress?”

He heard the Voice of God say, “My child, I was with you all the time, even as I am with you now! I wanted to see how brave you were!”



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