The grand truth which the story is intended to illustrate is that qpiety to God and truth towards men shall never fail to triumph over the malice of the worst of foes.q James, the father tells parables about life using his garden as a metaphor. When he made a basket, Mary filled it with beautiful flowers and gave it to the Countess for her birthday. When the diamond ring was missing Mary was accused and the drama begins. Many times a faith in Divine Providence is relied upon and that qGod knows how to turn to our advantage the ill which our enemies design to do us.qThey make us many rich presents; the bee extracts from them pure wax and delicious honey. Without piety, a beautiful exterior is but a rose upon paper, a miserable trifle, without life and without perfume, which produces neither wax nor honey.
|Title||:||The Basket of Flowers|
|Author||:||Christoph Von Schmid|
|Publisher||:||Curiosmith - 2012-05|