From An Old French Guy …

“The great and solid foundation of the spiritual life is to give oneself to God in order to be the subject of His good pleasure … and afterwards to forget oneself so completely that one considers oneself as a thing sold and delivered to the purchaser …

“This foundation being laid, the soul has nothing to do save to pass all her life in rejoicing that God is good, abandoning herself so completely to His good pleasure that she is equally content to do this or that, or the contrary, at the disposal of God, without reflecting on the use which His good pleasure makes of her.

“To abandon oneself! … All that follows this simple acquiescence is the work of God and not of man.”

-Jean-Pierre de Caussade
Eighteenth Century French (ee-gad!) Jesuit




2 Responses

  1. God speaks to the french? Do the British know this? 🙂

  2. This is a great blog Sue!! Keep it up. This stuff is definitely your heart poured out.

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