Having been cut down, it fluorishes

“Just imagine if we could accept in this spirit all the suffering that inevitably comes to each of us on our pilgrim way to our true homeland, receiving it even with gratitude, seeing it as the pruning of which our egos stand so much in need. ‘Succidi, virescemus’, cut back, we will sprout up with even greater spiritual vigour. With an attitude like that, nothing in this world could really hurt us.”

Succisa virescit