Fr. Jose Kaimlett

Nay, do not grieve tho’ life be full of sadness,Dawn will not veil her splendour for your grief,Nor spring deny their bright, appointed beautyTo lotus  blossom and ashoka leaf. Nay, do not pine tho’ life be dark with trouble,time will not pause or tarry in his way;Today that seems so long, so strange, so bitter,Will soon be some forgotten yesterday. Nay, do not weep; new hopes, new dreams, new faces,The unspent joy of all the unborn years,Will prove your heart a traitor to its sorrow,And make your eyes unfaithful to their tears.                                                                                                      -Sarojini Naidu

At the moment, life may be full of sadness, but do not loose hope or weep overly. Believe me; “this too shall pass.” New hopes, new dreams, new faces of all unborn years shall overtake you, and this wound which seems to be irreparable, this sorrow which looks insurmountable shall have been replaced. If you don’t believe it, look back at some past of the most sorrowful moments in your life, at events which at that time you thought you will never ever overcome; probably now you can not even clearly remember the incident itself. Remember “this too shall pass.”

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