July 26, by Fr. Jeffrey Kirby Existentially Bored Currently, we are witnessing a widespread cultural shift away from the Christian faith and an odd movement in many hearts toward various Eastern philosophies and spiritualities. The posterity of powerful saints, martyrs, spiritual masters, and cultural reformers have become convinced that the Christian patrimony has nothing to offer them. It is falsely believed that the Gospel no longer has relevancy and can no longer offer a viable contribution to developing a strong relationship with God, the world, or peace within our own souls. Admittedly, this discarding of Christian spiritual wisdom is happening because of many cultural tendencies that Church leadership cannot control. However, there is one glaring exception.
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Samukasa Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. Francis de Sales and St. S4 In what Perfection Consists. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity than molten metal. When we are obsessed in spite of ourselves by these worrying revisions let us be faithful in making a continual sacrifice of them to the sovereign Master. The proud soul despises one in whose sight it is as nothing, who beholds only God in it, and in all its actions.
By your submission to His good pleasure you will make greater progress than you could by hearing beautiful sermons, or reading pious abandonemnt. Jean Pierre de Caussade Description Editorial Reviews Author Biography Customer Reviews God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us.
S11 The Strength of Simplicity. The cheeks of the spouse are compared to beds of flowers, to gardens filled with fragrant blossoms. Into Your Hands, Father. How I wish that I could make them understand that just as the good and the bad thief had the same things to do and to suffer; so also two persons, one of whom is worldly and the other leading an interior and wholly spiritual life have, neither of them, anything different to do or to suffer; but that one is sanctified and attains eternal happiness by submission to Your holy will in those very things by which the other is damned because he does them to please himself, or endures them with reluctance and rebellion.
He was spiritual director to the Nuns of the Visitation in Nancy, Francefrom to When God gives Himself thus, all that is common becomes wonderful; and it is on this account that nothing seems to be so, because this way is, in itself, extraordinary.
S1 Sacrifice, the Foundation of Sanctity. Learn by this to find repose in no matter what difficulties and troubles, because all will come right when God pleases, and according to our desires, if He should will it so, or permit it. God, who knows our weakness in this respect, allows us to grovel like worms in the mud of our imperfections, until He finds us capable of being raised without feeling any foolish self-satisfaction, or any contempt of others. Therefore the more you take a high tone, the lower you become in its estimation; and when you think to take it by surprise, it surprises you.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The more He strikes off of what is natural, the more He gives of what is supernatural. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In a word, their disposition resembles the atmosphere, which is affected by every breeze; or water, which flows into any shaped vessel exactly filling every crevice.
We make our own troubles, and what do we gain by it? Add to cart Add to Wishlist. These numerous letters provide a great additional source of wisdom and divlne guidance for how to grow in abandonment and to deepen our union with God in our daily lives. How to Be Holy. He also served as the rector of two colleges, and as spiritual director for a Jesuit house. Caussadr and try again.
Be the first to submit a review on this product! Abandonment to Divine Providence He reveals that it is not extraordinary feats that God expects for our growth in holiness, but rather heroic attention to every detail in our lives and humble acceptance of our daily lot in life as coming from His hand.
The Holy Spirit ever inspired His holy soul and, being entirely abandoned to its every breath, it had no need to consult the moment that had passed, to know how to act in that which was coming. The active practice of fidelity consists in accomplishing the duties which devolve upon us whether imposed by the general laws of God and of the Church, or by the particular state that we may have embraced.
God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us. Browse All Religious Education. During this time and after he left Nancy, he wrote letters of instruction to the nuns. Related Articles
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Faull In this the soul is light as a feather, liquid as water, simple as a child, active as a ball in receiving and following all the inspirations of grace. The finding of the divine action in all that occurs at each moment, in and around us, is true science, a continuous revelation of truth, and an unceasingly divihe intercourse with God. Such souls have no more consistence and rigidity than molten metal. This article needs additional citations for verification. The Way of Prayer. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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