When diseases, trials and difficulties face you, resign yourselves to the will of God. One who is patient only when everything goes well with him, is a weak man. A devout soul once observed: “Everything happens to me in the world according to my desire, for I desire only such things as are willed by God.”
St. Ambrose once visited a house. He was told that in that house there never was any instance of disease or grief experienced by any member. He immediately left the place observing “Let us get away from here quickly. For very soon, divine wrath will be falling on this house.” Very soon the house fell down and killed all the inmates.
Saint Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Testament of a Loving Father, 20
We recall the birth of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara at Kainakary in Kerala, India, 10 February 1805.
Chavara, K, Pathaplackal, T 2014, Testament of a Loving Father, translated from Malayalam by Calzolari, E, Chavara Central Secretariat, Chavara Hills, Kochi.