It can’t be stressed enough that God wants only what’s best for us. More often our prayers are not answered with what we really got down on our knees for, but with something for which only the wise and the enlightened will thank God. For selfish reasons I didn’t ask the Lord for the grace of an illumined mind, but now I can’t believe that I feel I’m fully filled with it, plus that of a cheerful heart which, sad to recall, may just have been warped by life’s unexpected turn of events. It’s incredible, to say the least! And, of course, if it’s already God force-feeding us with such peace and this much illumination, who are we not to savor the grace and then seize the day?

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