By Jean-Pierre de Caussade, John Beevers

For greater than 250 years, this straightforward vintage of concept has guided readers of all faiths to the open-hearted attractiveness of God's will that's the certain route to serenity, happiness, and non secular 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 an excellent method of encouraging the uncertain, of nurturing the private give up that's loads part of the advance of religion. The publication 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 precious now than ever earlier than. it is a little e-book 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. this can be a paintings one reads many times, constantly with gratitude and astonishment." --Donald Spoto, writer of Blue Angel and The darkish facet of Genius

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O good will! the sole foundation of every spiritual state, to you are granted the gifts of firm faith, holy hope, perfect confidence and pure love, and by you are they made profitable. On your stem are grafted the flowers of the desert; in other words, from you spring those priceless graces which blossom in souls entirely detached, where God, as in an uninhabited dwelling, takes up His abode to the exclusion of all else. You are the faithful source from whence flow those streams that water the flower garden of the divine Spouse, and of His chosen one.

That which is wonderful in the saints is the constancy of their faith under every circumstance; without this there would be no sanctity. In the loving faith which makes them rejoice in God for everything, their sanctity has no need of any extraordinary manifestation; this could only prove useful to others who might require the testimony of such signs; but the soul in this state, happy in its obscurity, does in no way rely on these brilliant manifestations; it allows them to show outwardly for the profit of others, but keeps for itself what all have in common, the will of God, and His good pleasure.

In the present moment are made manifest the name of God, and the coming of His Kingdom. The present moment is the ambassador of God to declare His mandates. " Thus the soul advances by all these things and flows out from its center to its goal. It never stops but sails with every wind. Any and every direction leads equally to the shore of infinity. Everything is a help to it, and is, without exception, an instrument of sanctity. The one thing necessary can always be found for it in the present moment.

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