Friday, March 09, 2007

CQOD: 03/13/07 -- Chantal: ambition vs. prayer

Christian Quotation of the Day

March 13, 2007
    But [the Lord] said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
    -- 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)

    I have come to see that I do not limit my mind simply enough to prayer that I always want to do something myself in it, wherein I do very wrong and wish most definitely to cut off and separate my mind from all that, and to hold it with all my strength, as much as I can, to the sole regard and simple unity. By allowing the fear of being ineffectual to enter into the state of prayer, and by wishing to accomplish something myself, I spoilt it all.
    ... Jeanne Fran├žoise Chantal (1572-1641)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, drive all thought of self from my communion with You.

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