The Bee


Just as the bee collects the sweet juice of the flowers and turns it into honey without injuring their colours or fragrance, so the man of prayer gathers happiness and profit from all God's creation without doing any violence to it.


Transformation


In the same way as climate produces a change in form, colour, and the habits of growth in plants and flowers, so those who maintain communion with Me undergo a development of their spiritual nature in habit, appearance, and disposition; and putting off the old man they are transformed into my own glorious and incorruptible image.


The Firefly


The firefly is one of the smallest of insects, yet it gladdens the heart of the traveller with its tiny light.