The Spirits' Book
Book Two - The Spirit World
Chapter IV - Multiple Lives
Physical and Moral Likeness
209. How is it that good and virtuous parents often give birth to children who are perverse and malicious in nature? In other words, how is it that the good qualities of the parents do not always attract a good spirit to embody their child?
“A bad spirit may ask to have good, honest parents in the hope that their counsel may help him or her mend their ways, and God often entrusts such a child to the care of virtuous individuals so that they may benefit from their love and care.”