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 suggestion has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted attractiveness of God's will that's the convinced route to serenity, happiness, and religious peace.

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

"Father de Caussade has a superb approach of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the private give up that's lots part of the advance of religion. The e-book is a secret of its personal -- and is easily no longer for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan

"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage maybe extra priceless now than ever earlier than. it is a little booklet that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the trendy preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in desire of an abiding belief in God's energetic benevolence. it is a paintings one reads repeatedly, continuously with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish aspect of Genius

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There is no passage that we cannot discover, nothing is shut against us, neither the garden, nor the cellar, nor the vineyard. If we desire to breathe the fresh country air, we can go on our own feet and return when we please. With this key of David we can enter and depart; it is the key of science, and of that abyss in which are contained all the hidden treasures of divine Wisdom. With this heavenly key we also open the gates of mystical death with its sacred darkness. By it also we descend into the deep pools and into the den of lions.

It listens to the voice of the Word when it sounds in the depths of the heart, it does not inquire as to what the divine Spouse has said to others, but is satisfied with what it receives for itself, so that moment by moment it becomes, in this way, divinized without its knowledge. It is thus that the divine Word converses with His spouse, by the solid effects of His action which the spouse without scrutinizing curiously, accepts with loving gratitude. Thus the spirituality of such a soul is perfectly simple, absolutely solid, and thoroughly diffused throughout its entire being.

It is no longer a choice between prayer and silence, seclusion and society, reading and writing, meditation and cessation of thought, flight from and seeking after spiritual consolations, abundance and dearth, feebleness and health, life and death, but it is all that each moment presents by the will of God. In this is despoilment, abnegation, renunciation of all things created, either in reality or affectively, in order to retain nothing of self, or for self, to be in all things submissive to the will of God and to please Him; making it our sole satisfaction to sustain the present moment as though there were nothing else to hope for in the world.

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