Welcome to Cornucopia Foundation Media!
This is our first post on our newly designed site.
Our previous site provided tools for social media marketing and search engine optimization. It was based on a sincere desire to help people build their business online.
However, due to the changes on the web and the ever increasing piracy, in a world full of anger that betrays the truth of peace, we’ve taken the website in a new direction. It is no longer a business to business website. It now offers free words of inspiration, solace, and consistent with our tag line, abundance for all.
So in keeping with our new mission, we offer you these words from Fra Giovanni, an Italian friar, architect, antiquary, archaeologist, and classical scholar. On Christmas Eve in 1513, Fra Giovanni wrote this letter to his friend, Countess Allagia Aldobrandeschi. It contains a beautiful message, appropriate for our new journey as we are all “wending through unknown country, home.”
Fra Giovanni’s Letter to a Friend
I am your friend and my love for you goes deep.
There is nothing I can give you which you have not got, but there is much, very much, that, while I cannot give it, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in today.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present little instant.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within our reach is joy.
There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see – and to see we have only to look.
I beseech you to look!
Life is so generous a giver, but we, judging its gifts by the covering, cast them away as ugly, or heavy or hard.
Remove the covering and you will find beneath it a living splendor, woven of love, by wisdom, with power.
Welcome it, grasp it, touch the angel’s hand that brings it to you.
Everything we call a trial, a sorrow, or a duty, believe me, that angel’s hand is there, the gift is there, and the wonder of an overshadowing presence.
Our joys, too, be not content with them as joys. They, too, conceal diviner gifts.
Life is so full of meaning and purpose, so full of beauty – beneath its covering – that you will find earth but cloaks your heaven.
Courage, then, to claim it, that is all.
But courage you have, and the knowledge that we are all pilgrims together, wending through unknown country, home.
And so, at this time, I greet you.
Not quite as the world sends greetings, but with profound esteem and with the prayer that for you now and forever, the day breaks, and the shadows flee away.