Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Be sure that you will look to death, according to your manner of life. If a pure heart and mortified spirit have broken down the earthly barrier between you and God; if trial and sacrifice have brought you into a close realisation of the Cross, to union with God, you cannot fear death; you will see it from His Side only, and in no way from your own, all that is fearful is lost when merged in His Holy Will. Death is wholly loveable and peaceful seen in the Light of His Love.
... Jean Nicolas Grou (1731-1803), The Hidden Life of the Soul, London: Rivingtons, 1870, p. 253
(see the book; see also Matt. 10:28; 1 Cor. 15:55-57; 1 Thess. 4:14-15; Heb. 13:14; 1 John 4:18; more at Cross, Death, God, Heart, Life, Love, Purity, Will of God)
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