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By Jean-Pierre de Caussade S.J.

For greater than 250 years, this easy vintage of proposal has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted attractiveness of God's will that's the definite 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

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"Abandonment to Divine Providence is a vintage probably extra important now than ever prior to. it is a little booklet that rightly rejects the spirituality of worry and trembling (and the trendy preoccupation with dreary self-absorption) in prefer of an abiding belief in God's lively benevolence. it is a paintings one reads many times, continuously with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, Author...

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Work or every kind of prayer, vocal or mental, active or passive, are all nothing unless your will gives them meaning. ” What makes us holy is the presence of God through the dwelling of the Blessed Trinity in the depths of our hearts when we give them up to God’s will. Now, contemplation produces this close union of us with God, as indeed do other acts, provided, of course, that they are part of God’s plan for us. Yet contemplation stands supreme, for it is the most effective means of achieving this union, if God wills it.

Religious devotion had not become a science crammed with precepts and detailed instructions. Nowadays, no doubt, our special needs make this necessary, but in the old days people were less complex and more straightforward. Then they knew only that each moment brought a duty which must be faithfully fulfilled. Those spiritually inclined needed nothing more. They were like the hand of a clock which, minute by minute, crosses its appointed space, for, ceaselessly prompted by divine grace, they attended without thinking to each new task offered them by God at every hour of the day.

It is the same when we thirst after holiness. The desire to know more about it will only drive it further away. We must put all speculation aside and, with childlike willingness, accept all that God presents to us. What God arranges for us to experience at each moment is the best and holiest thing that could happen to us. (5) The reading of good books and any other pious exercises are useless unless they are the channels through which God operates. All our learning should consist of finding out what God has planned for us at each moment.

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