The famous Oriental philosopher, Lokman, while a slave, being presented by his master with a bitter melon, immediately ate it all. “How was it possible,” said his master, “for you to eat so distasteful a fruit?” “I have received so many favours from you, it is no wonder that I should, for once in my life, eat a bitter melon from your hand.” This generous answer struck the master so forcibly that he immediately gave him his liberty. With such sentiments should man receive his portion of suffering, [for a time] at the hand of God.
AMEN! As we have finished The Wonders of God in Creation, we will be starting a new section – but I have not decided upon that new section yet! So for the next couple of posts we will be taking a few random pieces from the book – and reading them!