Tuesday, July 5, 2016

"Nothing exists without a reason..."

Nothing exists without a reason, nothing in the world happens by chance; everything, everything without the least exception, is part of the magnificent plan of divine Providence.  In this plan every creature, even the lowest, has its definite place, its end, and its value; every event, even the most insignificant, has been foreseen from all eternity and regulated even to its slightest detail.  In this plan, as vast as it is wonderful, all creatures, from the most sublime -- such as the angels -- to the humblest -- like the dewdrops and the blades of grass -- are called upon to the contribute to the harmony and good of the whole.  ~Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.

Is he not a loving Lord to his whole creation;
does not his mercy reach out to all that he has made?
Joining, then, Lord, in thy whole creation’s praise, 
let thy faithful servants bless thee!
~Psalm 144:9-10

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