Bishop Martin - The Progress of a Soul in the Beyond

- Chapter 103 -

(Says Bishop Martin, now in his heart): "I thank you with all the love of my heart that you have instructed me in these most important things more clearly than ever before. I am only just beginning to apprehend what it means to be a spiritual man, and to speak and act as such. Now I also understand what a moon-dweller told me, when I was here first under the guidance of the Lord, in reply to my stupid assertions which I was silly enough to try and offer him as heavenly wisdom.
Yes, brother, now I begin to see. I see reality where earlier I still believed to be seeing miracles or peculiarities of this world. I thank you, my dear brother, and particularly You, my God, Lord and Father. Yes, now I know also that everything will go well. In this frame of mind I do not fear a thousand Chinese women and shall know how to handle them."
(Says Borem to him secretly): "It is true, brother, but you must still watch yourself, for in the beginning it costs quite an effort to be silent when you are inclined to be talkative, and from habit your tongue can scarcely be checked.
Occasionally, for some most likely wise reason, the Lord does not immediately put an answer into our hearts. Then He means us to wait calmly and patiently, in an attitude of love and submission, until it suits Him to put the desired answer into our hearts.
Mind this additional advice, dear brother, and you will have no difficulty. But now prepare yourself for the Chinese, who has almost reached you."
(Says Bishop Martin in his heart): "She is probably coming with a whole legion of real asses! However, I will bear them as the infinity of space bears the boundless hosts of stars, globes and suns without tiring. In Your name, Lord, may now come what will. My patient back shall carry any given cross with love and meekness. So, in the name of the Lord!"