God gave him the gift of love. It brought joy, enthusiasm, and fresh energy, all of which the composer applied as he went about reworking what he had written. Having completed his task, he now brought it back to God. God commended him for the skilful use he made of the gift he had received and went on to say that the piece could be improved even further. So, God gave him the gift of suffering. Trials and struggles forced the composer to dig deeper and touch into life at new levels. When he rewrote his piece of music it had a new quality. Pleased with himself, the composer brought his work back to God. God praised him for the refinement that the experience of suffering had brought to the music and then added that he wanted to give one more gift, that of solitude. The experience of solitude brought more change in the composer and in his composition. When he brought it back to God he was told, ‘It’s perfect now’. The gifts of God had transfigured the composer and his music. Bishop Drennan concludes that each gift of God has the potential to be transformative. What do you think, from your experience of life?
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