Wait, and while you are waiting, observe, pray, and neglect no labour. However small or trifling it may seem, if true, and performed in the spirit of consecration, it is worth the doing. So life becomes luminous and the tangles straighten out. And the complex becomes simple. Never mistrust or suspect any one. If you are deceived, God will reward you by giving of your goodness to the offender. So that in time, he will repent and change. The experiences of life come slowly, one by one, each carrying its lesson and its promise, will you but receive them. These are the true milestones, not the years, and a man’s age must be reckoned in terms of feeling and knowledge. He has drunk of the Fountain of Youth, who having known, felt, and experienced all, still retains his freshness of heart, and who meets death with the dew of the morning on his face. For such there is no death; and of such children is in truth the “kingdom of heaven.”

 Fragments by Cave

Repent and Rejoice

I sat by the fire mourning the mistakes and failures of the past, with only the ever-watchful “Eye” for company. Suddenly a voice within conversed with me, yet not a “voice” but rather another part of me, which put its thoughts within the brain beside my own. “Regret not what is done and cannot be undone. Lo! while you sit brooding here, gray shapes of doubt, fear and disappointment fly from your brain and lay their weight of care on other minds and so increase the sorrow of the world.” My answer was, “If I do not repent what I have done, how shall the lessons of my life’s mistakes be graven deep enough upon my soul?” The voice replied, “Write them upon your heart in words of fire, but with rejoicing that you thus have gained further illumination for your way ahead which yet, is dimly lit. No weak repiner gains the Gates of Gold, no feeble arm can raise its might bars; think you of this and learn your lesson well.”¬†

 Fragments by Cave

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