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Are you currently, or have you in the past suffered and wondered, “Why me?”

Have you been in pain or in difficult situations and questioned the value or purpose of those trials?

Below is an excerpt from a little book that is filled with truths, lessons and guidance for living a worthy life.

The book has 679 pages. It’s pocket-sized and was published in 1906 A.D. by Benziger Brothers (Printers to the Holy Apostolic See).

It’s called “The Catholic Girl’s Guide: Counsels and Devotions for Girls In the Ordinary Walks of Life and In Particular For The Children of Mary) edited by the Reverend F. X. Lasance.

The book has a Nihil Obstat by Remigius Lafort, Censor Librorum and Imprimatur by John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York given on 18 December 1905 A.D.

Consider the following:

As Christians we believe in the goodness of God, whose overruling providence disposes all things as is best for us, with infinite wisdom and love.

This belief procures for Christian parents and children, whatever be their burdens and sorrows, the consoling assurance that God has laid these trials upon them with some merciful design, and that a time will come when they will thank Him for them all.

This consciousness it is which prevents peace from ever entirely forsaking them. If their desires remain unfulfilled, if they have much to suffer, they suffer in a spirit of resignation, they do not lack consolation; peace still dwells in their hearts.

I recommend that you ponder each sentence carefully because this short excerpt is filled with much substance.

Totus in et pro Domino Jesu (Everything in and for the Lord, Jesus)