If you want the sacred
writings to become sweet to you and the DIVINE COMMANDS to help you as they
should, withdraw from worldly occupations for several hours to re-read the
divine words in your homes and to dedicate yourselves entirely to God's
Merchants do not limit
themselves to just one source of income; they look for many ways to increase
their profits. Farmers sow more than one kind of seed in order to be able to
provide enough food for themselves and their families.
Likewise, your spiritual
profit should not be limited to hearing the divine lessons in church. At
home, also, you should engage in sacred reading, even for several hours an
evening. Thus, you will store spiritual wheat in the storehouse of your
heart, and Scriptural pearls in the treasury of your soul.