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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Development

Once I said to God, “How do you teach us?”

And He replied,

“If
you were
playing chess with someone who
had infinite power and infinite knowledge
and wanted to make you a
master  of the
game,

where would all the chess
pieces be at every
moment?

Indeed, not only where he wanted them,
but where all were best for your
development;

and that is every situation
of one’s
life.”

—St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
[Born Juan de Yepes y Alvarez
in Fontiveros, Spain]
                                                             

From: “Love poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West,” by Daniel Ladinsky, 2002. New York, NY: Penguin Compass.

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