Not in an erratic, but in an orderly way does God act on these lower entities, nor does He proceed from one extreme to another
in haste, but gradually. The day does not invade the tracts of the earth with a sudden glare, but after having first sent
the faltering light of daybreak, slowly.
... The middle of its course
The golden sun occupies and traverses all with its mighty rays
The spiritual stages of progression of the faithful are clearly of this kind, God never draws His own from the sordid
midst of sinners to the state of glory, but He placed grace in-between. A picture starts with shadows and lines, then there
is one single colour, soon light together with a variety of colours arrives, until reaches the artist's highest admiration.
Let therefore no pious mind loose heart, if it is taken in a slow, albeit continuous pace to the renewal of life. All increase,
even if it remains hidden, leads to salvation for him who believes and loves.