On Leaving for Spain
But as God has not made anything useless in this world, as all beings fulfill obligations or a role in the sublime drama of Creation, I cannot exempt myself from this duty, and small though it be, I too have a mission to fulfill, as for example: alleviating the sufferings of my fellow-men. I realize that all this means sacrifices, and terrible ones. I imagine the pain which I must give you (parents), but I feel something that obliges and impels me to leave. I shall strive with fate, and I shall win or lose... God's will be done.