From Fra Giovanni to Friend, 1513
I salute you.
There is nothing I can give you which you have not, but there is much that what I cannot give, you can take:
No Heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today; take Heaven.
No Peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant; take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow, behind it, yet within our reach, is Joy; take Joy.
There is radiance and glory in the darkness , to see it we only have to look -- so look!
Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty - beneath its covering - that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.
Courage, then, to claim it is all that's needed; take courage.
And with courage, know that we are all pilgrims together wending through an unknown country, home.
And so at this time I greet you, with the prayer that for you, now and forever, the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
Love to all, Merry Meet and Merry Part and Merry Meet Again