|Chickens near a Catholic Church, France, 1949 - Photo by Nat Farbman|
He said, "Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me" (Matt. xxvi. 39). We too are allowed to pray for favours and deprecate chastisement, in the hope that God may have so arranged things from the beginning, in prevision of our prayers, as to grant our desires; but we must be prepared to accept a refusal or a delay with contentment and gratitude.