Christ, our Light
Monday, October 5, 2015

When one is thirsty one quenches one’s thirst by drinking, not by reading books which treat of this condition. The desire to know does but increase this thirst. Therefore when one thirsts after sanctity, the desire to know about it only drives it further away. Speculation must be laid aside, and everything arranged by God as regards actions and sufferings must be accepted with simplicity, for those things that happen at each moment by the divine command or permission are always the most holy, the best and the most divine for us.
... Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751), Abandonment to Divine Providence, I.i.4 (see the book; see also Col. 1:24; Gen. 50:20; Rom. 8:28; 2 Cor. 4:17; 1 Pet. 5:10; more at Book, God, Holiness, Knowledge, Simplicity)

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