-- INT. Part I, Ch. 2; O. III, pp. 17-18
Monday, October 15, 2007
Sugar sweetens green fruit and corrects whatever is bitter and unwholesome in ripe fruit. Now, devotion is true spiritual sugar, for it removes bitterness from mortification and anything harmful from our consolations. It takes away discontent from the poor, care from the rich, grief from the oppressed, pride from the exalted, melancholy from the solitary, and dissipation from those who live in society. With equal benefit it serves as fire in winter and dew in summer, it fills us with a marvelous sweetness.