Let no one ask a stronger mark of an excellent love to God, than that we are insensible to our own reputation.
It is the fire of suffering that brings forth the gold of godliness.
In your occupations, try to possess your soul in peace. It is not a good plan to be in haste to perform any action that it may be sooner over. On the contrary, you should accustom yourself to do whatever you have to do with tranquility, in order that you may retain the possession of yourself and of settled peace.
All consolation that does not come from God is but desolation; when the soul has learned to receive no comfort but in God only, it has passed beyond the reach of desolation.
Oh, that we fully understood how very opposite our self-righteousness is to the designs of God!
Self-seeking is the gate by which a soul departs from peace; and total abandonment to the will of God, that by which it returns.
He who has a pure heart will never cease to pray; and he who will be constant in prayer, shall know what it is to have a pure heart.
Prayer is the key of perfection and of sovereign happiness; it is the efficacious means of getting rid of all vices and of acquiring all virtues; for the way to become perfect is to live in the presence of God.
If knowing answers to life's questions is absolutely necessary to you, then forget the journey. You will never make it, for this is a journey of unknowables - of unanswered questions, enigmas, incomprehensibles, and, most of all, things unfair.
It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God.
Last Update: 25 January 2022
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