Wisdom on Wednesdays—The mark of God’s love


Gertrude, pastel on paper, c. 1918, 20 x 15 in.

“Man is only happy in cooperating with his individual destiny.  All men are destined to perfect virtue.
Some men are destined to achieve virtue before death.
Some are destined to achieve it after death.
It is a special mark of providence to have the opportunity of complete humility before death.  The longer before death it is—the greater the mark of God’s love.”

(October 19, 1929)


Wisdom on Wednesdays—Money and destiny

Gertrude Peeling Apples, c. 1925, pastel on dark brown paper, 10⅞ x 8½ in.

The fundamental destiny of man is never financial.  Rather is money an impediment in most cases to the destiny of a man.”  (1933)