One brown leaf, fallen
to the brown earth: its shadow
fell with it.
* * *
“Be not afraid of these trials which God may see fit to send upon you.
It is with the wind and storm of tribulation that God separates the true wheat from the chaff.
Always remember, therefore, that God comes to you in your sorrows, as really as in your joys.
He lays low, and He builds up.
You will find yourself far from perfection, if you do not find God in everything.”
-Miguel Molinos (1627-1696)