Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Grou: my weakness

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
    Feast of Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarists), 1660
    Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
    —Hebrews 10:23 (NIV)
    Of myself I can do absolutely nothing as regards my supernatural life; I am not merely weak, I am powerless... I need the stay of God’s never-failing Grace, and that I know will be granted to trustful prayer... I cannot count on the strength of my own intentions, or resolutions, or promises; still less can I dare alone to face the dangers and temptations which beset a Christian’s life. In short, the whole work of my salvation, from first to last, depends upon God. He can prosper it, and in spite of all my weakness and perversity, He will bring it to a safe end, if I do but cleave stedfastly to Him.
    ... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 130-131 (see the book)
    See also Heb. 10:23; Matt. 10:22; 24:12-13; John 5:19,30; 8:28; 12:49; 2 Cor. 3:5-6; 12:9-10; 13:4; Col. 1:22-23; Heb. 3:6,14; 4:16; 6:11; Rev. 3:11
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, strengthen my wavering allegiance to You.
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