Quote/s of the Day – 16 July 2018 – Monday of the Fifteenth week in Ordinary Time – Today’s Gospel: Matthew 10:34-42,11:1.
Speaking of: Seeking Abandonment to Divine Providence
with Father Jean-Pierre de Caussade S.J. (1675-1751)
“God instructs the heart,
not by ideas
but by pains and contradictions.”
“There is not a moment in which God
does not present Himself
under the cover of some pain to be endured,
of some consolation to be enjoyed,
or of some duty to be performed.
All that takes place within us,
or through us,
contains and conceals His divine action.”
“The books the Holy Spirit is writing,
are living and every soul a volume,
in which the divine author,
makes a true revelation of His word,
explaining it to every heart,
unfolding it in every moment.”
“The duties of each moment
are the shadows beneath which,
hides the divine operation.”
“You would be very ashamed,
if you knew what the experiences you call,
setbacks, upheavals, pointless disturbances
and tedious annoyances really are.
You would realise that your complaints about them,
are nothing more nor less,
than blasphemies – though that never occurs to you.
Nothing happens to you except by the will of God
and yet [God’s] beloved children curse it,
because they do not know it, for what it is!”