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Thomas A Kempis

When I have given something, it is still Mine; when I take it away again, I take nothing that belongs to you, because every good and perfect gift belongs to Me.

If I send you trouble or affliction, do not complain nor become depressed.  Soon I may lift you up again and turn all your sorrow into joy.  Know this: I am just, and all praise is due Me when I deal with you thus.

The Imitation of Christ, p. 161-162

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