'Everything leads us to the love of our Lord.
All things nourish and feed this love...
It lives on our sorrows and consoles them;
It lives on our sufferings and rewards them;
It lives on our sacrifices and makes them precious;
It lives on our pleasures and adds to them;
It lives on our hopes and fulfills them;
And in a word it will create our happiness,
Now and for ever.'
from 'Listening to the Indwelling Presence" by a Religious, Pellegrini, , 1940, p. 5
Painting: Henri Fantin-Latour, Still Life with a Carafe, Flowers and Fruit