Great is the mystery of pain! The word went forth to all the sons of men, the Sons of God: Learn through the struggle of earth life to choose the way that is the better—then the best. Evade not pain. Seek not the easiest way, which is not to be found. Tread then the Way which leads through sorrow, pain and dire distress to that High Place from which you came—the Place where God walks with the sons of men, who are the Sons of God. Before the august Presence, all pain shall disappear; sorrow shall fade away, and death shall triumph not. Beauty and goodness and the strength of God irradiate the face of men.
(Discipleship in the New Age, Vol. II, p. 767)