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Pain and Suffering

The Lord is also in the habit of sending the most grievous infirmities. This is a much greater trial, especially if the pains are severe; in some ways, when they are very acute, I think they are the greatest earthly

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The Trial of Praise

You will tell me that there are also those who speak well of one. But oh, daughters, how few there are who believe the good things they say by comparison with the many who dislike us! In any case, to

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The Critics

An outcry is made by people with whom such a person is acquainted, and even by those with whom she is not acquainted and who she never in her life supposed would think about her at all. “How holy she’s

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Mr. Vyse and His Problem

She shook her head. “Go, please. I do not want to call in Mr. Vyse.” “You don’t mean,” he said . . . “you don’t mean that you are going to marry that man?” The line was unexpected. She shrugged

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Wounded With Love

Well then, let us, with the help of the Holy Spirit, speak of the sixth dwelling places, where the soul is now wounded with love for its Spouse and strives for more opportunities to be alone and, in conformity with

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