“The greatest affliction of the cosmos is never to have been afflicted. Mortals only learn wisdom by experiencing tribulation.” [UB 556:14]
Thought Adjuster: “If the greatest affliction of the cosmos is never to have been afflicted, you are blessed thousand-fold! No, I am not sarcastic, as sarcasm is not a divine attribute. I am realistic.
“Yes, there is severe pain and suffering in the wake of affliction. It ruthlessly shoves you in a ‘discomfort zone,’ thus urging you to look for a successful exit strategy from the difficult conundrum in which you find yourself stuck. Far from being a trap, it is a vestibule toward self-realization—the fulfillment of your potentials.
“As goes for any relationship that has a future, the Father does not wish for you to be a co-dependent. He set His Sights very high for His children of time and space, having outfitted them with the stuff it takes to be empowered co-Creators!
“What then does it take to succeed? The acquisition of experiential wisdom is pretty much on top of the lists of prerequisites. The Father is All-Wise—both existentially and experientially. Indeed, through His Intimate Association with His creatures, He collects with and through them the rich nectar of experiential Wisdom. In that sense, you do contribute to His All-Wisdom! Doesn’t it exalt the hardest times in your life?
“Just as Abraham was willing to place his only son on the sacrificial altar, your tribulations can become your most poignant offerings. Wrap them in gratitude and place them on your altar where the flame of your enduring faith burns brightly. It is how the golden wheat of hard-earned wisdom will burst free from the solitary confinement of its coarse husk.”