One winter afternoon I was engaged as usual in little task. It was cold and growing dark… Suddenly I heard in the distance the harmomious sounds of a musical instrument.I began to imagine a well -lit room, draped in gold, and in it, elegantly dressed young ladies, exchanging worldly compliments and courtesies. Then I looked at the poor sick woman whom I was attending. In place of a melody, I heard her occasional groan and sighs… I cannot express what took place in my soul. All that I do know is that the Lord illumined it with the rays of truth which so surpassed the flickering glow of earthly revels, that I could scarcely believe my happiness
Lord teach me patience and understanding in my daily life so I may give witness to the virtues of love and patience in my relation ship with others.