Thursday, August 7, 2014

My life is in Your hands...

"Your Father knows what is needful for you, before you ask him." ~Matthew 6:8

"St. Paul lays it down as an axiom of the spiritual life that all things -- without exception -- work together unto good to them that love God (Rom 8:28). What does loving God mean, save looking upon Him as a Father, speaking to Him, relying upon Him for everything, acting and cooperating with His grace, and, having done on our part all that He expects of us, trusting solely to His love and mercy? O filial trust! What anxiety you would spare Christians who sincerely desire their salvation, and how you would assure it much better than all the sufferings of mind that self-love brings in its train! Leave to your heavenly Father the direction of your inner life, follow quietly the attraction of grace, consult His holy will in all things, oppose it in nothing. For the rest, pay no heed to your foolish questionings, calm your imagination, and despise the vain fears that would weaken your trust in Him. This is the way to heaven, and if you meet with difficulties on the way, they come from you, not from God."  ~John Nicholas Grou, S.J.

Dear Father -- my Father! -- I will trust in You and be at peace.  Amen.

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