Only ask for light to remove them

January 22nd 2018
So many people who claim to be working for an ideal mistakenly believe that heaven will support them in any endeavour whatsoever. Mountainous obstacles may stand in their way, but they do not – or refuse to – see them. They set out blindly, persuaded that God will be so amazed at their good plans that he will level those mountains. No, the Lord does not level mountains for those who are imprudent and presumptuous. He does not remove the obstacles by magic, he can only give them light. Light is therefore the only thing we have to ask for. It is light which will enable us to find the right paths, to avoid traps and precipices, and to have the power to complete our undertakings, even the most arduous.