St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Monday, February 20, 2006


"I have sometimes been struck by the sight of very good persons, very pious, heroic in mortification, in austerity, and in temperance, but refusing the true holocaust, the holocaust which is truly an immolation: the sacrifice of their own will. On one point or another they complain, they worry, and they ask something other of the Divine Master than what He has given them. In this they are fleeing from real mortification, in the truest sense of the word.

Jesus always has His victory when He has your abandonment. He needs nothing more than that to bring about the divine wonders that His Heart has prepared for you from all eternity. What spoils everything, what paralyzes Him in His providential action on us, are not material difficulties. What can be a material difficulty for Him who created Heaven and earth? Not His enemies. He will reign despite His enemies. What makes things difficult for Him is lack of faith and abandonment on the part of those who call themselves His friends and who ought to be His faithful instruments. We thwart His plans by imposing our own views, our little plans to which we hold so tightly. And, quite often, why do we do it? Through fear of a cross, fear of humiliation, thirst for enjoyment, earthly ambition, and above all, lack of confidence."

I Believe In Love (Abandonment to Jesus)

Refer to post "On Retreat with St. Therese"

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