Thursday, February 25, 2021

de Caussade: blindly follow

Thursday, February 25, 2021
    [Jesus:] “For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”
    —John 6:38-40 (NIV)
    In fulfilling these duties we are always sure of possessing the “better part” because this holy will is itself the better part, it only requires to be allowed to act and that we should abandon ourselves blindly to it with perfect confidence. It is infinitely wise, powerful and amiable to those who trust themselves unreservedly to it, who love and seek it alone, and who believe with an unshaken faith and confidence that what it arranges for each moment is best, without seeking elsewhere for more or less, and without pausing to consider the connexion of these exterior works with the plans of God.
    ... Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751), Abandonment to Divine Providence, I.i.5 (see the book)
    See also John 6:38-40; Matt. 26:39; Mark 3:32-35; John 4:34; Rom. 8:28; 12:1-2
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, conform my heart to Your perfect will.
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