Loaves and fishes, from Israel

And a woman spoke, saying, Tell us of Pain.

And he said:

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.

For the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.

The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran