Wednesday, October 14, 2009

On Abandonment to God's Will

Submission to God's will frees us from all other yokes. Because as God wills everything that happens to us, and as we will all that God wills, nothing can happen except what we will. Nobody can oblige me to do what I do not want to do because I desire to do all that God wishes. A lady, having been asked if during the danger she encountered on her journey she had not hoped that God would protect her, replied No, but that she had hoped that he would do what was most for his glory and that in this dependence upon the divine will she was always calm and happy.
...from a sermon by St. Claude de la Colombiere (quoted from a book on his Spiritual Direction published by Ignatius Press).

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