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The contractions and pangs of spiritual childbirth are not less than those on the physical order. You have experienced both. I have often been encouraged in the midst of my little difficulties by these words of our gentle Saviour: “When a woman is in labour, she is in great distress… but after her child is born, she forgets the suffering because of the joy of the child born to her” (Jn 16:21).