Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, John Beevers

By Jean-Pierre de Caussade, John Beevers

For greater than 250 years, this easy vintage of proposal has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted reputation of God's will that's the convinced route to serenity, happiness, and religious peace.

"A non secular vintage of the 1st order... a ebook for all those that really search God." --Dom David Knowles

"Father de Caussade has a superb approach of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the non-public give up that's quite a bit part of the advance of religion. The e-book is a secret of its personal -- and is easily now not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage probably extra invaluable now than ever sooner than. it is a little e-book that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the fashionable preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in desire of an abiding belief in God's lively benevolence. this can be a paintings one reads time and again, continuously with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish aspect of Genius

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By Jean-Pierre de Caussade, John Beevers

For greater than 250 years, this easy vintage of proposal has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted reputation of God's will that's the convinced route to serenity, happiness, and religious peace.

"A non secular vintage of the 1st order... a ebook for all those that really search God." --Dom David Knowles

"Father de Caussade has a superb approach of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the non-public give up that's quite a bit part of the advance of religion. The e-book is a secret of its personal -- and is easily now not for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage probably extra invaluable now than ever sooner than. it is a little e-book that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the fashionable preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in desire of an abiding belief in God's lively benevolence. this can be a paintings one reads time and again, continuously with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish aspect of Genius

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It is no longer dissipated among created things by giving them love and confidence, but allows them only when it becomes a duty to do so, or when enjoined by God, and when His will is made especially manifest in the matter. It inhabits a region above earthly abundance or dearth, in the fullness of God who is its permanent good. God finds this soul quite empty of its own inclinations, of its own movements, of its own choice. It is a dead subject, and shrouded in universal indifference. The whole of the divine Being, coming thus to fill the heart, casts over all created things a shadow, as of nothingness, absorbing all their distinctions and all their varieties.

It is from You that it flows, is carried on, and made active. Therefore it is not within the narrow limits of a book, or the life of a saint, or in some sublime idea that I ought to seek You. These are but drops of that ocean which is poured out over every creature and in which they are all immersed. They are mere atoms that disappear in this deep abyss. I will no longer seek this action in the thoughts of spiritual persons. I will no longer beg my bread from door to door, nor pay court to creatures, but I will live as the child of an infinitely good, wise, and powerful father whom I desire to please, and to make happy.

Milk and honey flow in your land. Your breasts distil milk, and on your bosom is the bouquet of myrrh from which, under the pressure of your fingers, the aromatic liquid flows abundantly. Let us go, then, let us run and fly to that ocean of love by which we are attracted! What are we waiting for? Let us start at once, let us lose ourselves in God, even in His heart, to become inebriated with the wine of His charity. We shall find in His heart the key of heavenly treasures. Let us begin at once our journey to Heaven.

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