2434. But at this day it is not so-open miracles have ceased, and miracles have taken their place that are unknown to us and do not appear, except to those to whom the Lord reveals them. For all things that happen, the all in all things, in the greatest whole, in collective entities, in individual ones, in the very least things, are miracles, but invisible, and likewise continuous. These do not appear because open miracles have ceased for the reason that no belief is acquired by miracles. This is the reason they do not appear to people on earth, whose nature it is to distort and apply to earthly interests, thus to evil, whatever they see openly. So they are kept in ignorance, for to distort these things when open and visible is to profane them, and people would thereby jeopardize the possibility of their salvation-especially someone who knows deeper matters of faith. 1748, 28 June.