6 April 4th Week of Lent
Ill-humour is no sign of holiness, “Remove vexation from your mind’ (Eccl 11:10). We receive so much from the Lord ‘for our enjoyment’ (1 Timothy 6:17), that sadness can be a sing of ingratitude (Gaudete et exsultate 126).
`Does not the scripture say that the Christ will come from David’s family and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived.’
Practical life shows how often, when I have been struck by painful suffering. it proves afterwards how valuable this suffering was. Recently we heard how someone was very unlucky with his business. Soon afterwards he said: Thanks be to God that I was unlucky. Who knows how else I would have coped with my business? … Whatever the Heavenly Father sends, it is for the best. (5 May 1958 – JK)