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 reputation of God's will that's the yes route to serenity, happiness, and non secular peace.
"A religious vintage of the 1st order... a e-book for all those that actually search God." --Dom David Knowles
"Father de Caussade has a superb method of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the private give up that's loads part of the improvement of religion. The ebook is a secret of its personal -- and is well no longer for Christians only." --Rabbi Joshua Chasan
"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage probably extra invaluable now than ever prior to. it is a little booklet that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the fashionable preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in prefer of an abiding belief in God's energetic benevolence. it is a paintings one reads repeatedly, continually with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish facet of Genius
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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. I wish to live according to my faith, and since the divine action is applied by every single thing and at every moment for my perfection, I will live on this immense fortune, this certain income, and in the most profitable manner.
For love of You and to discharge my debts I will confine myself to the one essential business, that of the present moment, and thus enable You to act. BOOK II. ON THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT. CHAPTER I. ON THE NATURE AND EXCELLENCE OF THE STATE OF ABANDONMENT. SECTION I. —The life of God in the soul. There is a time when the soul lives in God, and a time when God lives in the soul. What is appropriate to one state is inconsistent with the other. When God lives in the soul it ought to abandon itself entirely to His providence.
Is not all time a succession of the effects of the divine operation, working at every instant, filling, sanctifying, and supernaturalising them all? Has there ever been an ancient method of abandonment to this operation which is now out of season? Had the Saints of the first ages any other secret than that of becoming from moment to moment whatever the divine power willed to make them? And will this power cease to pour forth its glory on the souls which abandon themselves to it without reserve.
Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, John Beevers